Issue 1.2 : Dry Eyes, Volume 1: Ocular Surface Diseases

Preparation – Dry Eyes – Schirmer’s strips

Indication: To Measure the production of aqueous In patients with Dry Eyes.

Schirmers strips are prepared using Whatman filter paper No 41 or 45 (easily available at chemistry labs or at chemists); the paper is cut in a dimension of 5mm by 35 mm strips and a tab of 5mm is to folded at one end of the strip. Markings can be drawn at a distance of 5mm beginning below the tab from 5mm to 35 mm and can also labeled right and left for the ease of use. The strips are autoclaved and wrapped in small plastic wrappers.

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