Schirmer Tear Test
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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.
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Bladh, Mickey Lynn., and Anne M. Van Leeuwen. "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.
Bladh ML, Van Leeuwen AM. Schirmer Tear Test. Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests. 7th ed. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425313/all/Schirmer_Tear_Test. Accessed September 18, 2019.
Bladh, M. L., & Van Leeuwen, A. M. (2017). Schirmer Tear Test. In Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests. Available from https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425313/all/Schirmer_Tear_Test
Bladh ML, Van Leeuwen AM. Schirmer Tear Test [Internet]. In: Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. [cited 2019 September 18]. Available from: https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425313/all/Schirmer_Tear_Test.
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