Monday, February 13, 2006


This from Optometric Physician:

Effect of Artificial Tears on Visual Field Testing
This study examined the effect of artificial tear administration on perimetry. Patients performed visual field testing. They were then instructed to use artificial tears four times a day in both eyes for one week. After one week, patients had repeat visual field testing.

There was significant improvement in reliability parameters

CONCLUSION: Artificial tear administration in glaucomatous patients with dry eye seems to improve significantly reliability parameters and visual field indices.

SOURCE: Yenice O, Temel A, Orum O. The effect of artificial tear administration on visual field testing in patients with glaucoma and dry eye. Eye 2006; Jan 27 [Epub ahead of print].

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