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Schirmer Test

Abstract
The Schirmer test or Schirmer tear test (STT) is used to assess tear production, especially in patients with suspected keratoconjunctivitis sicca, dry eye, or tear overproduction. The test works by the principle of capillary action, which allows the water in tears to travel along the length of a paper test strip in an identical fashion as a horizontal capillary tube. The rate of travel along the test strip is proportional to the rate of tear production.[1]

Publisher

StatPearls Publishing
Treasure Island (FL)

Language

eng

PubMed ID

32644585

Citation

Brott NR, Ronquillo Y: Schirmer Test. StatPearls. StatPearls Publishing, 2020, Treasure Island (FL).
Brott NR, Ronquillo Y. Schirmer Test. StatPearls. StatPearls Publishing; 2020.
Brott NR & Ronquillo Y. (2020). Schirmer Test. In StatPearls. Treasure Island (FL): StatPearls Publishing
Brott NR, Ronquillo Y. Schirmer Test. StatPearls. Treasure Island (FL): StatPearls Publishing; 2020.
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TY - CHAP T1 - Schirmer Test BT - StatPearls A1 - Brott,Nathan R., AU - Ronquillo,Yasmyne, Y1 - 2020/01// PY - 2020/7/10/pubmed PY - 2020/7/10/medline PY - 2020/7/10/entrez N2 - The Schirmer test or Schirmer tear test (STT) is used to assess tear production, especially in patients with suspected keratoconjunctivitis sicca, dry eye, or tear overproduction. The test works by the principle of capillary action, which allows the water in tears to travel along the length of a paper test strip in an identical fashion as a horizontal capillary tube. The rate of travel along the test strip is proportional to the rate of tear production.[1] PB - StatPearls Publishing CY - Treasure Island (FL) UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/32644585/StatPearls:_Schirmer_Test L2 - https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK559159 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -
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