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What does it mean to get a schrimer's test?

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Dr. Robert Chang
Ophthalmology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Tear production

Schirmer's test is a basic test of tear production.
Usually is technically a basal secretory rate since it's done anesthetized with a dried fornix, then tears collected on a paper strip over 5 min, measured in mm.

In brief: Tear production

Schirmer's test is a basic test of tear production.
Usually is technically a basal secretory rate since it's done anesthetized with a dried fornix, then tears collected on a paper strip over 5 min, measured in mm.
Dr. Robert Chang
Dr. Robert Chang
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Dr. Elizabeth Holland
Ophthalmology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Shirmer's Test

A schirmer's tear test is a test done by your eye care provider to determine how many tears you make.
The test is usually performed after numbing the eye with a drop so you do not feel the little test strips (or small pieces of paper) in the eye during the test. The test is 5 minutes long. It helps tell your doctor if you have a tear production issue.

In brief: Shirmer's Test

A schirmer's tear test is a test done by your eye care provider to determine how many tears you make.
The test is usually performed after numbing the eye with a drop so you do not feel the little test strips (or small pieces of paper) in the eye during the test. The test is 5 minutes long. It helps tell your doctor if you have a tear production issue.
Dr. Elizabeth Holland
Dr. Elizabeth Holland
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Dr. Andrew Shatz
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: A dry eye test

Schirmer's testing evaluates whether you have a form of dry eye related to the volume of water in your tears.
Small paper strips are placed on the eyelids in order to absorb the tears; the doctor measures the degree of wetting that occurs on the strips in order to determine whether you have dry eyes.

In brief: A dry eye test

Schirmer's testing evaluates whether you have a form of dry eye related to the volume of water in your tears.
Small paper strips are placed on the eyelids in order to absorb the tears; the doctor measures the degree of wetting that occurs on the strips in order to determine whether you have dry eyes.
Dr. Andrew Shatz
Dr. Andrew Shatz
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