Lipids produced by the Meibomian glands keep the moisture of the tear fluid, thereby prevent the eyes from drying and keep them clear with comfortable vision. The typical dry eye problem is caused when the lipid production at the Meibomian glands is disrupted. The tear film becomes destabilized and can break down quickly, creating dry spots on the surface of the eyes. The Meibometer® is the first and only measurement tool worldwide offering an interesting and unique approach to assess this deficiency.
The measurement is based on grease spot photometry. The Meibometer® strip consisting of the well-established Sebumeter® tape is brought into contact with the lacrimal fluid on the lower eyelid margin in form of a loop. It becomes transparent according to the lipid content of the tear film. Then the strip is inserted with the slider into the device and the transparency is measured by a photocell and shown as a curve. The peak of the light transmission of the curve represents the lipid content (where the loop has been in full contact with the lacrimal fluid) displayed as a bar/measurement value.
There are several applications in human and veterinary ophthalmologic basic research where the sebum content of the lacrimal fluid is of interest.
General information on „Dry Eye"
Video on the use of the Meibometer®:
Dimensions: 13 x 5 x 18.2 cm (+ 11 cm with extended slider), Power supply: via interface USB 2.0, type B connector, Weight: 0.9 kg , Measurement principle: photometrical, Strip: Sebumeter® foil
Computer: Windows® 10, USB 2.0/3.0, performance must meet system requirements (please ask for computer requirements).Technical changes may be made without prior notice.