Schirmer's test


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Schirmer's test

 [sher´merz]
a test for keratoconjunctivitis sicca; a piece of filter paper is inserted into the conjunctival sac over the lower eyelid with the end of the paper hanging down on the outside. If the projecting paper remains dry after 15 minutes, deficient tear formation is indicated.

Schirmer's test

Etymology: Otto W.A. Schirmer, German ophthalmologist, 1864-1917

Schirmer's test

A maneuver for measuring tear production at baseline and in response to stimuli–eg, nasal irritants. See Dry eye.
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At the end of study period (12 weeks), intergroup comparison between the study groups was done for the Schirmer's test values, TBUT test values, and OSDI score (Figure 1), which showed significant difference (p < 0.
When wetting is less than 15 mm, then Schirmer's test II should be performed to rule out damage to excito-lacrimal fibres of lacrimal gland.
At each visit, all patients underwent a detailed ophthalmologic examination including best corrected visual acuity measurement, slit-lamp anterior segment examination, and tear film break-up time (BUT) and Schirmer's tests.
The Schirmer's test was conducted by measuring the amount of wetting of Whatman 41 filter paper, 5-mm wide and 35-mm long.
Schirmer's test, (Without anaesthesia) [less than or equal to] 5 mm/5 minutes.
80 Table 5: Comparison of Change in Schirmer's Test Values 95% Confidence Interval of the Difference Change Mean ST N in Mean SD Difference Lower Upper t p Group 1 32 0.
The above diagnostic tests may help determine which group the patient falls into, eg a reduced Schirmer's test is indicative of ADDE, and reduced TBUT is indicative of EDE.
The patients were analysed in accordance with demographic profile, predisposing factor, questionnaire, Tear Film Breakup Time (TFBUT), Schirmer's test, fluorescein staining, Rose Bengal staining after routine ophthalmological examination.