What is the role of the LipiView (Tear Science) imaging study in the workup of adult blepharitis?

Updated: Jan 03, 2019
  • Author: R Scott Lowery, MD; Chief Editor: Andrew A Dahl, MD, FACS  more...
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The LipiView (Tear Science) allows visualization of each individual meibomian gland in the everted inferior tarsal plate, permitting a semi-quantitative analysis of meibomian gland viability. This device can also measure incomplete blink rate and the thickness of the lipid oil tear layer in nanometers.


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