Diagnosis & Tests
- Reduced visual acuity
- Thick cornea
Tests may include:
- Slit lamp (biomicroscope) exam of the film of tears (a dye such as fluorescein may be placed in the eye to make the tear film more visible)
- Schirmer’s test — measures the rate of tear production using a calibrated paper wick placed on the edge of the eyelid
Review Date : 10/6/2008
Reviewed By : Paul B. Griggs, MD, Department of Ophthalmology, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, WA. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.
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