Schirmer's test

What is Schirmer's test?

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 subject. A negative (more than 10 mm of moisture on the filter paper in 5 minutes) test result is normal.

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Good day! Back in 1994 in the Philippines I had Stevens Johnson s Syndrome which affected my eyes. Since then I have been suffering from severe eye...

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As from the history you had Steven Johnson syndrome in the year 1994. Steven Johnson syndrome occurs as a cross reaction to drugs or...

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my daughter had very blurry vision all of a sudden and after been to gp he then sent her to eye hosptial a&e and they said she had very dry eye and...

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Thanks for posting your query.
There are various causes of dry eyes apart from dry eye syndrome which as your doctor said is rare in...

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My name is Vicki House.
I was recommended by Dr. Kwon from Tallman Eye to make appointment with Dr. Glavas in Newburyport, MA at the Anna...

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I do not know how the severe dry eye was diagnosed in your case. You should undergo schirmer test for an accurate diagnosis of dry eye....

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