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INFLUENCE OF AGE ON TEAR FILM STUDY
G. Jyothirmai Manasa
Aim:To study the influence of age on tear production in adults. Material and methods: 900 normal people with equal distribution among males and females were studied. It is a prospective observational case series studied between June 2016 and June 2017. The tear film studies include Schirmers Test and Break up time of tears (BUT). Results: Decreased levels of tears, as seen with decreased Schirmers readings and reduced BUT, were seen more in females, worsening with age and were found to be statistically significant. Conclusions:1. Tear film production is reduced with increasing age.2.BUT is more sensitive in detection of dry eye rather than Schirmers test.
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