Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Alacrima Evaluation

The evaluation of dry eyes begins with a medical history and eye examination.

The diagnosis is usually made during physical exam.

Tests that may be used to evaluate dry eyes include:

  • Schirmer tear test:
    • Measures tear production

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Last Updated: Dec 10, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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