QUT ePrints

Ocular surface cooling in dry eye - a pilot study

Morgan, Philip B. , Tullo, Andrew B. , & Efron, Nathan (1996) Ocular surface cooling in dry eye - a pilot study. Journal of the British Contact Lens Association, 19(1), pp. 7-10.

View at publisher

Abstract

Infrared thermography was employed to measure the change in ocular surface temperature on eye opening within a group of 11 dry-eye patients and seven control subjects. Qualitatively, the colour-coded thermograms were found to be disorganised and irregular in the dry-eye group. Quantitatively, the decrease in temperature was found to be much more rapid in the dry-eye group (0.88 ± 0.23 degrees Celsius in 7s) compared with the control group (0.21 ± 0.27 degrees Celsius) (P<0.0001). This faster rate of cooling can be explained in terms of a greater evaporation rate and the increased ocular surface temperature on eye opening in a dry eye. This observation, if confirmed on a larger study group, potentially offers a new, objective, non-invasive system for analysis of the tear-film and dry-eye therapies.

Impact and interest:

Citation countsare sourced monthly from Scopus and Web of Science® citation databases.

These databases contain citations from different subsets of available publications and different time periods and thus the citation count from each is usually different. Some works are not in either database and no count is displayed. Scopus includes citations from articles published in 1996 onwards, and Web of Science® generally from 1980 onwards.

Citations counts from the Google Scholar™ indexing service can be viewed at the linked Google Scholar™ search.

ID Code: 10975
Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: For more information, please refer to the journal’s website (see hypertext link) or contact the author.
Keywords: Infrared, thermography, tears, dry eye, evaporation
DOI: 10.1016/S0141-7037(96)80018-8
ISSN: 1367-0484
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > OPTOMETRY AND OPHTHALMOLOGY (111300)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > OPTOMETRY AND OPHTHALMOLOGY (111300) > Vision Science (111303)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Centre for Health Research
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Copyright Owner: Copyright 1996 Elsevier
Deposited On: 27 Nov 2007
Last Modified: 11 Aug 2011 03:57

Export: EndNote | Dublin Core | BibTeX

Repository Staff Only: item control page