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The effect of fluorescein, EDTA, and thimerosal on the rate of tear breakup in man

10 February 1978


This study was undertaken to determine what effect if any that fluorescein, thimerosal, or EDTA would have on tear breakup time. It was found that fluorescein would significantly reduce tear breakup time in man. EDTA and thimerosal as administered in this study had no significant effect on tear breakup time in man.


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