[The modified Schirmer tear test in birds--a method for checking lacrimal gland function].

@article{Korbel1998TheMS,
  title={[The modified Schirmer tear test in birds--a method for checking lacrimal gland function].},
  author={R{\"u}diger Korbel and P Leitenstorfer},
  journal={Tierarztliche Praxis. Ausgabe K, Kleintiere/Heimtiere},
  year={1998},
  volume={26 4},
  pages={284-94}
}
The Schirmer tear test (STT) is an important component of the complete ophthalmic examination in mammals for evaluating lacrimal function. However, no STT reference values for birds have been published to date. 255 ophthalmologically healthy birds (42 different species form seven orders) were tested using a 1-minute STT I (without topical anaesthesia, reflex secretion), STT II (with topical anaesthesia, basal secretion) and as a modification STT III (measurement under isofluran/oxygen… CONTINUE READING