Schirmer Tear Test
To assess tear duct function.
There are no food, fluid, activity, or medication restrictions unless by medical direction.
- 10 mm of moisture on test strip after 5 min. It may be slightly less than 10 mm in older adult patients.
Critical Findings and Potential Interventions
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Van Leeuwen, Anne M., and Mickey Lynn. Bladh. "Schirmer Tear Test." Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests, 7th ed., F.A. Davis Company, 2017. Nursing Central, nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425313/all/Schirmer_Tear_Test.
Van Leeuwen AMA, Bladh MLM. Schirmer Tear Test. Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425313/all/Schirmer_Tear_Test. Accessed June 8, 2023.
Van Leeuwen, A. M., & Bladh, M. L. (2017). Schirmer Tear Test. In Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests (7th ed.). F.A. Davis Company. https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425313/all/Schirmer_Tear_Test
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