J Korean Ophthalmol Soc > Volume 57(10); 2016 > Article
Journal of the Korean Ophthalmological Society 2016;57(10):1521-1526.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.3341/jkos.2016.57.10.1521    Published online October 15, 2016.
Efficacy of Strip Meniscometry for Dry Eye Syndrome Diagnosis.
Moon Kyoung Kim, Yong Woo Ji, Hyung Keun Lee, Kyoung Yul Seo, Eung Kweon Kim, Tae Im Kim
1The Institute of Vision Research, Department of Ophthalmology, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. taeimkim@gmail.com
2Corneal Dystrophy Research Institute, Department of Ophthalmology, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
건성안 진단에서 눈물띠 측정 스트립의 유효성
연세대학교 의과대학 안과학교실 시기능개발연구소1, 연세대학교 의과대학 안과학교실 각막이상증연구소2
To evaluate the efficacy of strip meniscometry test for dye eye syndrome (DES) by measuring the correlation between strip meniscometry and conventional test measurements. METHODS: All subjects were examined using the Schirmer test, tear breakup time (TBUT) and strip meniscometry using SMTube (Echo Electricity Co., Ltd., Fukushima, Japan). Tear meniscus height (TMH), tear meniscus depth (TMD) and tear meniscus area (TMA) were measured using Fourier-domain optical coherence tomography. The DES group (n = 46 eyes) was compared with the normal group (n = 30 eyes) and correlation was assessed using Spearman's correlation coefficient. RESULTS: Strip meniscometry measurement was significantly correlated with Schirmer score (r = 0.6080, p < 0.01), TBUT (r = 0.5980, p < 0.01), TMH (r = 0.6210, p < 0.01), TMD (r = 0.6080, p < 0.01) and TMA (r = 0.6370, p < 0.01). Strip meniscometry was significantly lower in the DES group (4.58 ± 1.94 mm) than the normal group (7.07 ± 2.61 mm, p < 0.05). CONCLUSIONS: Strip meniscometry was significantly correlated with other conventional test measurements for dry eye syndrome. Strip meniscometry is less time consuming and a less invasive method than the Schirmer test. Strip meniscometry could be an efficient tool to evaluate patients with dry eye syndrome in a clinical setting.
Key Words: Dry eye syndrome;Schirmer test;Strip meniscometry

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