A New Perspective on Spontaneous Blinks – Corrected Proof

Purpose: To investigate whether the central portions of the upper and lower eyelid margins make complete contact during spontaneous blinks. Design: A prospective case series of subjects located in Weinheim, Germany. Participants: Data were analyzed from 30 subjects (14 women; mean age, 42.4±12.3 years). Methods: A small drop of lissamine green (LG; 0.15 μl) was placed on the keratinized portion of the central lower lid. Spontaneous blinks were recorded by video from a frontal view and simultaneously from a temporal-inferior view (high-speed video). Blinks were analyzed as being complete or incomplete, and the number of blinks necessary to remove the (Read more...)

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