Comparison of tear film characteristics between kajal (kohl) users and non-users

Radhika, RP and Thomas, Jyothi (2018) Comparison of tear film characteristics between kajal (kohl) users and non-users. Indian Journal of Public Health Research and Development, 9 (10). pp. 228-230. ISSN 0976-0245

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Aim: To determine the effect of applying Kajal (an eye cosmetic) over the eye lids on tear film stability and quantity. Methods: Non-invasive tear break-up time and Schirmer test were performed on 46 female subjects (23 Kajal users and 23 non-Kajal users). All measurements were performed in the morning. Results: Quantity of the tear film was not altered with Kajal use but the stability of tear film was significantly lower in the Kajal wearing group (p<0.001). Conclusion: Present study demonstrates that application of Kajal as cosmetic over the eye lid margins can reduce the tear film stability.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Kajal; Non-invasive tear break-up time; Schirmer test.
Subjects: Allied Health > MCOAHS Manipal > Optometry
Depositing User: KMC Library
Date Deposited: 02 Feb 2019 04:21
Last Modified: 02 Feb 2019 04:21

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