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Diagnostic staining and Schirmer Tear Testing

The Ophthalmologist usually completes these tests prior to examination. The most common diagnostic stain used is called Fluorescein. This stain allows the diagnosis of corneal ulcers and altered tear quality. Schirmer Tear Testing is used to determine the quantity of a pet's tears. Both tests are non invasive and not painful.

A pet patient's eye stained with diagnostic fluorescein dye.
A schirmer tear test being administered to a pet patient at the Animal Eye Specialty Clinic.

 

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