Aim: To determine the effect of applying Kajal (an eye cosmetic) over the eye lids on tear film stability and quantity. Methods: Non-invasive tear break-up time and Schirmer test were performed on 46 female subjects (23 Kajal users and 23 non-Kajal users). All measurements were performed in the morning. Results: Quantity of the tear film was not altered with Kajal use but the stability of tear film was significantly lower in the Kajal wearing group (p<0.001). Conclusion: Present study demonstrates that application of Kajal as cosmetic over the eye lid margins can reduce the tear film stability.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Indian Journal of Public Health Research and Development|
|Publication status||Published - 01-10-2018|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health