AKFlou Fluorescein Test Strips is a diagnostic contrast agent particularly used in various ophthalmic procedures, such as checking for any corneal or vessel abnormalities. The Fluorescein Strip is used for staining the anterior segment of the eye when fitting contact lenses, in disclosing corneal injury and in applanation tonometry.
AKShirmer test strip is used to determine whether the eye produces enough tears to keep it moist and often aids in the diagnosis of dry eye syndrome
Schirmer Test is used when a person experiences very dry eyes or excessive watering of the eyes which can cause damage to the cornea.
The Schirmer test score is determined by the length of the moistened area of the strips (using the scale packaged with the strips).
Normal which is ≥10 mm wetting of the paper after 5 minutes.
Tear deficiency which is <5 mm wetting of the paper after 5 minutes.
Both eyes normally secrete the same amount of tears.