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Documentation of Lower Tear Meniscus Using Anterior Segment Optical Coherence Tomography

Abhishek Onkar*

Department of Ophthalmology, AIIMS, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India

*Corresponding Author:
Abhishek Onkar
Department of Ophthalmology Residential Complex
Basni Industrial Area Phase-2, AIIMS, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India
Tel: +91-9871984534
E-mail: [email protected]

Received date: February 10, 2017; Accepted date: February 13, 2017; Published date: February 17, 2017

Citation: Onkar A (2017) Documentation of Lower Tear Meniscus Using Anterior Segment Optical Coherence Tomography. J Eye Cataract Surg 3:20. doi: 10.21767/2471-8300.100020

Copyright: © 2017 Onkar A. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

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A twenty-four year old male presented with complaints of intermittent redness and burning sensation in both eyes, especially after continuous computer usage. His work entailed ten hours of computer usage on daily basis. His Snellen’s visual acuity was 6/6 in both eyes. Schirmer’s and tear break-up time readings were 18 mm, 8 sec and 16 mm, 8 sec in right and left eye respectively.

Anterior segment optical coherence tomography (AS-OCT) was used to measure lower tear meniscus height (LTMH) which came out to be 404 millimeters in right eye and 398 mm in left eye. Fluorescein LTMH measurement and Schirmer’s test are invasive methods which, due to contact and usage of topical anaesthetics, can alter the measurements [1]. Thus AS-OCT provides a non-invasive, anaesthetic-free and speedy modality for in-situ evaluation of LTMH [Figures 1A and 1B].


Figure 1A: AS-OCT scan depicting LTMH(black arrow) between lower lid(black asterisk) and cornea(white asterisk).


Figure 1B: LTMH measurement(404 micrometres) in right eye


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