Aqueous layer analysis
The aqueous layer is evaluated with “Tear Meniscus” exam, in which it is possible to categorize the result in different categories. The measurement (in mm ) allows the direct evaluation of the water quantity without invasiveness.
Lipid layer analysis
Dry Eye is most commonly caused by the Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD). For this reason it is necessary to evaluate quantity and quality of the lipid layer produced by these glands.
ICP Tearscope can do “Interferometry” exam and compare the patient’s condition with the international grading scale to know the status of the eye.
Tear film stability
In addition, to complete the diagnosis there is the “NIBUT” or “BUT” exams.
In this way, with the device it’s possible to check the stability of the tear film by choosing this type of exams and recording a video.
ICP Tearscope allows to quantify directly and indirectly each single layer
With white LEDs lighting, the device displays in vivo the phenomenon of interference fringes to assess the thickness of the lipid component of the tear and run the NiBUT.
With blue LEDs lighting (with the fluorescein) it creates a large area and allows you to perform the BUT (instilling fluorescein) of large diameter scleral and mini scleral contact lenses.