VisioAid – Schirmer’s Tear Test Strip

VisioAid – Schirmer’s Tear Test Strips are made with filter paper and have been calibrated. Tear flow co-migrates on the calibrated scale. It provides an easier and more precise reading on the scale of VisioAid – Schirmer’s Tear Test (STT) Strip.  These test strips can be kept for result comparison before and after treatment. It is helpful in the diagnosis of keratoconjunctivitis sicca  / KCS or dry eye conditions in dogs.

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Description

VisioAid – Schirmer’s Tear Test Strip 

Manufactured by: SAVA VET / SAVA Healthcare Limited

Doses form: Test Strips

Presentation: 

1×10 strips

Ingredients & Composition:

Each VisioAid – Schirmer’s Tear Test (STT) Strip is made up of filter paper.

Description / Action: 

VisioAid – Schirmer’s Tear Test Strips are made with filter paper and have been calibrated. Tear flow co-migrates on the calibrated scale. It provides an easier and more precise reading on the scale of VisioAid – Schirmer’s Tear Test (STT) Strip.  These test strips can be kept for result comparison before and after treatment. It is helpful in the diagnosis of keratoconjunctivitis sicca  / KCS or dry eye conditions in dogs.

Class: Diagnostics

Indication / Uses:

VisioAid – Schirmer’s Tear Test Strips are helpful in

  • Measurement of tear production
  • Diagnosis of Dry eye in dogs
  • Diagnosis of KCS or Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca in dogs
  • Diagnosis of Pigmentary keratitis
  • Diagnosis of indolent corneal ulcers
  • Diagnosis of Exposure keratitis
  • Assessment of lacrimal gland function prior to cataract surgery in dogs

How to use VisioAid Shirmer’s Tear Test Strips:

Restrain the dog and place the test strip inside the lower eyelid.

Count the time (usually upto 1 minute) and mark the progression of tear flow on the strip.

Measure the wet area of the strip and compare it with normal values.

Blue dye of the strip helps in the easy marking and measurement of the tear production on the strip.

Values for Schirmer’s Tear Test in dogs:

Borderline:  10 – 14 mm / minute

Dry eye: 10 mm or less in a minute

Severe dry eye: 5 mm / minute or less

Route: Ocular / Topical or external

Species: Dogs  only

Over-dosage / Side effects / Contraindications /Warnings:

No known interactions and adverse or side effects. VisioAid Schirmer test strips are made up of paper and have no biologically active ingredient and therefore does not cause any health hazard to dogs.

Always prefer using before administration of topical anesthetic

This product only determines the deficiency of the middle layer of the tear film i.e. aqueous layer and does help in the determination of the mucin layer (inner) and lipid layer (outer) deficiency resulting in the dry eye in dogs.

Contraindicated in the case of ocular surface damage. Inflammation or ulceration of cornea and conjunctiva.

It is recommended for use only in dogs.

Pharmaceutical precautions / Instructions: 

Store in a cool and dry place at room temperature. For veterinary use only.

Safety: Age / Pregnancy/ Withdrawal:

Safety for age has not been established. Safe for breeding and lactating animal. Always follow the recommendations and instructions before using the product. Strictly to be used by a veterinarian.

Habit forming:  No

Substitute: Updating soon

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