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Schirmer's test determines whether the eye produces enough tears to keep it moist.This test is used when a person experiences very dry eyes or excessive watering of the eyes. It poses no risk to the patient.

What is Schirmer Tear Test - 100 Strips?

The Schirmer Tear Test (STT) is indicated to measure the rate of tear production. It should be used in the evaluation of conjunctivitis to diagnose tear deficiency as a contributing factor to ocular surface diseases including: Keratoconjunctivitis sicca (KCS), pigmentary keratitis, indolent corneal ulcers, exposure keratitis, and others. In addition, it should be used to assess lacrimal gland function prior to cataract surgery.

Who is Schirmer Tear Test - 100 Strips for?

Dogs

Why use Schirmer Tear Test - 100 Strips?

-Measures rate of tear production -Easy to use -Can help diagnose Keratoconjunctivitis sicca (KCS), pigmentary keratitis, indolent corneal ulcers and other diseases.

How does Schirmer Tear Test - 100 Strips work?

The eponymic Schirmer tear test strip is currently supplied as a strip of 5 mm x 35 mm Whatman no. 41 filter paper impregnated with a blue dye and marked with 1 mm gradations. A strip within a plastic sleeve is first bent at a notch 5 mm below a rounded tip. This step is done within the packaging to avoid contamination of the strip by oil from an examiner’s hands. Once released from its packaging, the bent strip’s rounded tip is then placed within the lower conjunctival fornix (in contact with the cornea) near the junction of the middle and temporal third of the eyelid. The test strips remain in place for exactly 1 minute. Tear production is visualized by dye migration down the strip (distance in mm) and recorded as mm/min.

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Merck Animal Health

Active ingredient(s):

Blue dye.

How is Schirmer Tear Test - 100 Strips sold?

Pack contains 100 test strips

What are the side effects of Schirmer Tear Test - 100 Strips?

None

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How can I store Schirmer Tear Test - 100 Strips?

Store in a cool and dry place.

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