What Is A Dry Eye Exam?
Dry eye relief starts with the exam. At the Dry Eye Center of South Tulsa, we have carefully tailored your dry eye exam to identify the root cause of your discomfort using a comprehensive diagnostic approach.
LipiView is an innovative new imaging tool used to detect the level of a patient’s dry eyes. Your doctor will use this evaluation to get a better view of your eyes’ film production and determine whether you have Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD), a blockage of your eyes’ oil producing glands. LipiView uses a special digital image of your eye that allows our doctors to see and measure the lipid layer of your tear film.
LipiView is done in our office and only takes about 5 minutes. You will simply look into a camera and blink normally. You will be able to see pictures of your own glands, and we can determine whether you have MGD. LipiView can also evaluate your blinking function by assessing if your blinks are complete. Incomplete blinking results in a poor quality tear film which can increase dry eye symptoms.
Tear Osmalarity Testing
The TearLab Osmolarity Test Card, in conjunction with the TearLab Osmolarity System, provides a quick and simple method for determining tear osmolarity using nanoliter (nL) volumes of tear fluid collected directly from the eyelid margin. The Test Card is held by the Osmolarity Test Pen, for safe collection.
The TearLab Osmolarity Test utilizes a temperature-corrected impedance measurement to provide an indirect assessment of osmolarity. After applying a lot-specific calibration curve, osmolarity is calculated and displayed as a quantitative numerical value.