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Practice Management Considerations for LipiView, DMI, and LipiFlow - TearScience

Last updated on July 15, 2015

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Question 1:

What is LipiView®?


LipiView is an interferometer for specular observations of the tear film in adult patients.[1] Clinical evaluation of the tear film in patients with symptoms of dry eye is an important first step. In these patients, a compromised tear film where the lipid layer is abnormally thin correlates with the signs and symptoms of dry eye. Lipid layer thickness with LipiView can be evaluated and measured in nanometers by the observation of interference phenomena.[2]

[1] Hosaka E, Kawamorita T, et al. Interferometry in the evaluation of precorneal tear film thickness in dry eye. Am J Ophthalmol. 2011 Jan;151(1):18-23.e1. Link here. Accessed 06/24/15.

[2] Korb, DR et al, The Tear Film: Structure, function and Clinical Examination. Butterworth-Heinemann, 126-92, 2002.


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