What is it about?

We measure tear meniscus area and a condition called conjunctivachalasis using noninvasive objective imaging.

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Why is it important?

Conjunctivochalasis or excessive parallel folds of conjunctiva is very common and affects tear function and contribute to dry eye. However, objective evaluation of this condition is difficult. Here we use a relatively unbiased population based sample and the cirus ASOCT to achieve this.


Reduced tear meniscal area is one way to diagnose aqueous tear deficiency dry eye, which can impact quality of life and associated with significant inflammation in the ocular surface that required more aggressive treatment than other types of dry eye.

Prof Louis Tong
National University of Singapore

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This page is a summary of: Factors that influence tear meniscus area and conjunctivochalasis: The Singapore Indian eye study, Ophthalmic Epidemiology, September 2017, Taylor & Francis,
DOI: 10.1080/09286586.2017.1351999.
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