Schirmer's test

January 2005
Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary;2005, p1952
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A definition of the term "Schirmer's test" is presented. It refers to the use of an absorbent paper placed in the conjunctival sac to test ocular irritation and dry eye such as keratoconjunctivitis sicca. By this test tear production can be estimated through the rate and amount of wetting of the paper.


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