Accession Number:

AD0784138

Title:

The Precorneal Tear Film: Breakup Time and Location in Normal Subjects.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept. Jan-Jul 71,

Corporate Author:

EDGEWOOD ARSENAL ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1974-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

9.0

Abstract:

Tear film breakup time BUT and location were determined in 100 young men. BUT ranged from 10 seconds to over 60 seconds. The desiccated locations were randomly distributed over the entire corneal surface and appeared most often temporally or inferiorly as a dot or a streak. The BUT and location test has application in clinical practice in determining the etiology of complaints of dry eyes and potential value in studying the effects of ophthalmic solutions and irritants on the eye. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Anatomy and Physiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE