Reliability of a new modified tear breakup time method: introduction of dry tear breakup time

Published on Mar 1, 2016in Graefes Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology2.396
· DOI :10.1007/S00417-015-3139-3
Kyung Tae Kim4
Estimated H-index: 4
(CBNU: Chungbuk National University),
Jae-hyung Kim2
Estimated H-index: 2
(CBNU: Chungbuk National University)
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Abstract
lies on the misunderstanding of the expression 'replace' in the abstract of the article. Our intention in this study was not to replace the WBUT method completely with the DBUT method for diagnosing dry eye disease, because an AUROC curve of WBUT was less than that of DBUT. Instead, the intention in this study was to intro- duce a new modified diagnostic method. However, we do agree with Dr. Sabour claims that further investiga- tion of other estimates for validity is needed.
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#1Kyung Tae Kim (CBNU: Chungbuk National University)H-Index: 4
#2Jae-hyung Kim (CBNU: Chungbuk National University)H-Index: 2
Last. Sungmin Hyung (CBNU: Chungbuk National University)H-Index: 4
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Background Tear breakup time (TBUT) is a useful technique for diagnosing dry eye disease (DED). The conventional method of measuring TBUT using fluorescein strips adds supplemental normal saline (NS) to the tear film (wet tear breakup time, WBUT) but does not represent the actual state of the tear film. We introduced a new TBUT method—dry tear breakup time (DBUT)—and investigated its reliability.
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#1Kyung Tae Kim (CBNU: Chungbuk National University)H-Index: 4
#2Jae-hyung Kim (CBNU: Chungbuk National University)H-Index: 2
Last. Sungmin Hyung (CBNU: Chungbuk National University)H-Index: 4
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Background Tear breakup time (TBUT) is a useful technique for diagnosing dry eye disease (DED). The conventional method of measuring TBUT using fluorescein strips adds supplemental normal saline (NS) to the tear film (wet tear breakup time, WBUT) but does not represent the actual state of the tear film. We introduced a new TBUT method—dry tear breakup time (DBUT)—and investigated its reliability.
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