TearLab osmolarity system (TearLab Corp.) for diagnosis of dry eye disease

Record ID 32011001361
English
Authors' objectives:

Dry eye disease (DED) is a multifactorial condition of tear production and quality that results in discomfort, visual disturbances, and tear film instability, with potential damage to the ocular surface. Its prevalence ranges from 5% to 30% of the population aged 50 years or more. Numerous clinical and laboratory tests are used alone or in combination to diagnose DED; however, a reference standard test for diagnosis has not been established. While tear osmolarity is a validated indicator of DED, independent of its etiology, the utility of tear osmolarity testing has been hampered by difficulties in tear collection and analytic procedures. Recently a clinically applicable version of the test has been developed.

Authors' recomendations: Dry eye disease (DED) is a multifactorial disorder of tear production and quality that results in discomfort, visual disturbances, and tear film instability, with potential damage to the ocular surface. The prevalence of DED ranges from 5% to 30% of the population aged 50 years or older. Numerous clinical and laboratory tests are used alone or in combination to diagnose DED. While tear osmolarity is a validated indicator of DED, independent of its etiology, the utility of tear osmolarity testing has been hampered by difficulties in tear collection and analytic procedures. Recently a clinically applicable version of the test that can be used at the point of care has been developed.
Details
Project Status: Completed
Year Published: 2011
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
Country: United States
MeSH Terms
  • Diagnostic Techniques, Ophthalmological
  • Sensitivity and Specificity
  • Tears
  • Dry Eye Syndromes
Contact
Organisation Name: HAYES, Inc.
Contact Address: 157 S. Broad Street, Suite 200, Lansdale, PA 19446, USA. Tel: 215 855 0615; Fax: 215 855 5218
Contact Name: saleinfo@hayesinc.com
Contact Email: saleinfo@hayesinc.com
Copyright: 2011 Winifred S. Hayes, Inc
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