II. Indication: Dry Eye evaluation

III. Technique

  1. Do not use Topical Anesthetic for test
  2. Strip of filter paper placed inside lateral canthus
  3. Folded at palpebral margin and draped below eye

IV. Interpretation: Positive Test

  1. Filter paper remains dry
    1. Less than 5 mm of wetting after 5 minutes or
    2. Less than 10 mm of wetting after 15 minutes
  2. Suggests diagnosis of Sjogren's Syndrome

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