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10 - 14 Sept. 2016, Bella Center, Copenhagen, Denmark

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Correlation study between Schirmer I test and tear meniscus height of Keratograph 5M in limbal stem cell deficiency

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First Author: A. Alfaro Juarez SPAIN

Co Author(s):    M. Caro Magdaleno   M. Castilla Martino   A. Fernandez Palacin   M. Gessa Sorroche   J. Montero Iruzubieta   I. Montero de Espinosa Escoriaza     

Abstract Details


To evaluate the relationship between Schirmer I test results and tear meniscus height (TMH) measured by Keratograph 5M (K5M) in limbal stem cell deficiency (LSCD) patients.


We studied LSCD patients diagnosed according to Dua clinical criteria belonging to the Ocular Surface Unit of Virgen Macarena and Virgen del Rocio Hospitals (Seville, Spain).


38 patients (76 eyes) were analyzed with a mean age of 54.63 years. Each subject underwent Schirmer I test without anesthesia using Farris technique modified by Vitali. In addition, ocular surface was evaluated by K5M with the TF-Scan that determined TMH in three points: middle, nasal and temporal area and calculated the average. Statistical analysis was performed using Pearson coefficient to establish the relationship between both variables.


Mean values were 9 (2,2-15)mm for Schirmer I test and 0,22 (0,17-0,39)mm for TMH measured by K5M. No statistically significant correlation was found between both Schirmer I and TMH (r= 0.026, p= 0.837)


Schirmer I test and TMH measured by K5M are not correlated in LSCD patients.

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