Advanced Tear Diagnostics

How tear proteomics can help optometryODs undervalue ocular point-of-care tear testing
Incorporating lactoferrin and immunoglobin testingWhile ophthalmic diagnostic lab tests—specifically those targeting ocular surface disorders—have been around for over 20 years, it is only within the past five years that they have begun to gain measurable use.
Microassay system tests for two tear film biomarkersThe TearScan MicroAssay System (Advanced Tear Diagnostics) enables a clinician to diagnose dry eye or ocular allergy. This in-office, diagnostic platform tests for tear lactoferrin and IgE could also be used for screening patients in advance of refractive surgery or contact lens fits.