The Increase of the Blink Interval in Ophthalmic Procedures

  • Hiroko Takano
  • Etsuko Takamura
  • Keiko Yoshino
  • Kazuo Tsubota
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 350)

Abstract

It has been previously reported1–3 that the blink interval increases while using a visual display terminal and that this response could lead to a dry eye condition. During ophthalmologic examinations and surgical procedures, some clinicians experience an ocular burning sensation or visual blurriness. This may be due to the development of dry eye conditions. In this study, we measured the blink interval of ophthalmologists during surgical and clinical procedures.

Keywords

Burning Fluorescein Cataract 

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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1994

Authors and Affiliations

  • Hiroko Takano
    • 1
  • Etsuko Takamura
    • 1
  • Keiko Yoshino
    • 1
  • Kazuo Tsubota
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of OphthalmologyTokyo Women’s Medical CollegeTokyoJapan
  2. 2.Department of OphthalmologyTokyo Dental CollegeChibaJapan

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