Blepharoplasty, Lower Lid, Canthal Support Workup

Updated: Feb 23, 2016
  • Author: David C Cho, MD; Chief Editor: James Neal Long, MD, FACS  more...
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Workup

Laboratory Studies

Perform the Schirmer test. Anesthetize the inferior fornix conjunctiva with tetracaine eye drops. A Schirmer strip is placed in the lateral fornix and the patient remains in primary gaze. More than 10 mm of wetting should occur along the strip over a 5-min period.