The aim of this study is to determine the differential features of tear physiology and meibomian gland function in blepharitics for ascertaining the diagnostic potential of a number of clinical tests. The study concluded that there are significant differences in tear physiology and meibomian gland function in patients with blepharitis when compared with those without. All the tests employed would be useful as single tests in the diagnosis of blepharitis, with meibomian gland dropout of the lower eyelid offering the greatest effectiveness as a single measure.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Eye and Contact Lens: Science and Clinical Practice|
|Publication status||Published - Jul 2009|
- vision sciences
- tear physiology
- clinical tests
McCann, L., Tomlinson, A., Pearce, E., & Diaper, C. J. M. (2009). Tear and meibomian gland function in blepharitis and normals. Eye and Contact Lens: Science and Clinical Practice, 35(4), 203-208. https://doi.org/10.1097/ICL.0b013e3181a9d79d