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Schirmer Tear Test is used to determine whether or not the eyes produce a sufficient amount of tears to maintain moistness. Useful for patients with excessively watery or dry eyes, this test is risk-free.

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?

For use in dogs.

Why use Schirmer Tear Test - 100 Strips?

Features of Schirmer Tear Test:
  • Capable of diagnosing indolent corneal ulcers, pigmentary keratitis, Keratoconjunctivitis sicca (KCS), and other diseases
  • Easy to use
  • Measures tear production rate

How does Schirmer Tear Test - 100 Strips work?

This test is a 5mm x 35mm strip of Whatman no. 41 filter paper. It has been impregnated with blue dye and features 1mm lines. Each packaged in a plastic sleeve, the tests are first bent at a notch that is 5mm below the rounded tip. This step should be done while the test is still packaged, preventing strip contamination. After the package is opened, the rounded tip should be placed within the lower conjunctival fornix, making contact with the cornea. This is near the junction of the temporal and middle third of the eyelid. Keep the test in place for exactly one minute. Tear production may be measured by visualizing the migration of the dye on the test strip (the distance measured in millimeters), then recorded.

Manufacturer:

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

How can I store Schirmer Tear Test - 100 Strips?

Store in a dry and cool environment.

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Product Description

Schirmer Tear Test is used to determine whether or not the eyes produce a sufficient amount of tears to maintain moistness. Useful for patients with excessively watery or dry eyes, this test is risk-free.

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?

For use in dogs.

Why use Schirmer Tear Test - 100 Strips?

Features of Schirmer Tear Test:
  • Capable of diagnosing indolent corneal ulcers, pigmentary keratitis, Keratoconjunctivitis sicca (KCS), and other diseases
  • Easy to use
  • Measures tear production rate

How does Schirmer Tear Test - 100 Strips work?

This test is a 5mm x 35mm strip of Whatman no. 41 filter paper. It has been impregnated with blue dye and features 1mm lines. Each packaged in a plastic sleeve, the tests are first bent at a notch that is 5mm below the rounded tip. This step should be done while the test is still packaged, preventing strip contamination. After the package is opened, the rounded tip should be placed within the lower conjunctival fornix, making contact with the cornea. This is near the junction of the temporal and middle third of the eyelid. Keep the test in place for exactly one minute. Tear production may be measured by visualizing the migration of the dye on the test strip (the distance measured in millimeters), then recorded.

Manufacturer:

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

How can I store Schirmer Tear Test - 100 Strips?

Store in a dry and cool environment.
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