Standardization of the values of the "Schirmer Tear Test" modificated and of the "Schiötz Tonometry Indentation" from dogs of the region of Jaboticabal - SP – Brazil

Authors

  • José Luiz Laus Universidade Estadual Paulista, Faculdade de Ciências Agrárias e Veterinárias, Jaboticabal, SP
  • Paula Diniz Galera Universidade Estadual Paulista, Faculdade de Ciências Agrárias e Veterinárias, Jaboticabal, SP
  • Mirian Siliane Batista de Souza Universidade Estadual Paulista, Faculdade de Ciências Agrárias e Veterinárias, Jaboticabal, SP
  • Adriana Morales Universidade Estadual Paulista, Faculdade de Ciências Agrárias e Veterinárias, Jaboticabal, SP
  • Alexandre Lima de Andrade Universidade Estadual Paulista, Faculdade de Ciências Agrárias e Veterinárias, Jaboticabal, SP

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.11606/issn.1678-4456.bjvras.1994.52106

Keywords:

Schirmer Test, Schiötz Tonometry, Dogs

Abstract

The keratoconjutivitis "sicca” and the glaucoma could he diagnosticated easily through the “Schirmer Tear and Schiötz Tonometry" respectively. To reach these objectives it's important to know the intrinsic values of each geographic region, because they are affected by environmental changes. Fifty adult dogs were studied, with or without breed, healthy, at the Ophthalmology Service of the Veterinary Hospital UNESP - Jaboticabal. For the "Schirmer Test" the technic was based on the application of a filter paper ribbon (MelittaR) in the inferior conjunctival sac for 1 minute. For the "Schiötz Test" the technique included the appropriate contention and colocation of the Schiötz equipment upon the center of the cornea with a previous anesthesia. The results showed median values of 17,01 mm ± 4.28 mm for the "Schirmer Tear Test" and 29,15 mmHg ±4,60 for the "Schiötz Tonometry”.

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Published

1995-09-03

How to Cite

Laus, J. L., Galera, P. D., Souza, M. S. B. de, Morales, A., & Andrade, A. L. de. (1995). Standardization of the values of the "Schirmer Tear Test" modificated and of the "Schiötz Tonometry Indentation" from dogs of the region of Jaboticabal - SP – Brazil. Brazilian Journal of Veterinary Research and Animal Science, 32(3), 173-176. https://doi.org/10.11606/issn.1678-4456.bjvras.1994.52106

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ANIMAL PATHOLOGY