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Optom Vis Sci. 2012 May;89(5):749-59. doi: 10.1097/OPX.0b013e318250192d.

Future directions in non-invasive measurements of tear film surface kinetics.

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Institute of Physics, Wroclaw University of Technology, Wroclaw, Poland.

Abstract

PURPOSE:

To review the methods for dynamic, non-invasive, and objective assessment of tear film surface quality and to outline their current state-of-the-art and their future potential.

METHODS:

Among the methods available, high-speed videokeratoscopy, lateral shearing interferometry, and dynamic wavefront sensing are being considered.

RESULTS:

The principles of operations, their advantages and disadvantages, and limitations of each method are being outlined. The possible future directions of each method are also discussed.

CONCLUSIONS:

To gain a better understanding of tear film, its structure and function, it is essential to combine macroimaging technologies with those focusing on tear film microstructure. In this way, one can envisage a clinical device that could help, in future, early diagnosis of dry eye syndrome and development of better materials for contact lenses and eye lubricants.

PMID:
22466103
DOI:
10.1097/OPX.0b013e318250192d
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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