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1. (WO2012051304) METHODS FOR DIAGNOSING MEIBOMIAN GLAND DYSFUNCTION
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Pub. No.:    WO/2012/051304    International Application No.:    PCT/US2011/055971
Publication Date: 19.04.2012 International Filing Date: 12.10.2011
IPC:
A61B 3/10 (2006.01)
Applicants: TEARSCIENCE, INC. [US/US]; 5151 Mccrimmon Parkway Suite 250 Morrisville, NC 27560 (US) (For All Designated States Except US)
Inventors: KORB, Donald; (US).
BLACKIE, Caroline; (US).
STEVENS, Christy; (US)
Agent: WITCHER, III., John, R.; Withrow & Terranova, PLLC 100 Regency Forest Drive Suite 160 Cary, NC 27518 (US)
Priority Data:
61/392,777 13.10.2010 US
Title (EN) METHODS FOR DIAGNOSING MEIBOMIAN GLAND DYSFUNCTION
(FR) PROCÉDÉS PERMETTANT DE DIAGNOSTIQUER UN DYSFONCTIONNEMENT DES GLANDES DE MEIBOMIUS
Abstract: front page image
Methods of diagnosing meibomian gland dysfunction are disclosed. The methods may be standardized and provide an accurate diagnosis of whether meibomian gland dysfunction exists. In one embodiment, a method is provided that utilizes an evaluation tool to apply a force for a preselected period of time to at least one of a plurality of meibomian glands in two or more regions of a plurality of regions of an eyelid. A grade is assigned to the at least one meibomian gland of the plurality of meibomian glands in each of the two or more regions based on any secretion that is expressed from each meibomian gland. In this manner, a plurality of meibomian gland secretion grades is obtained. The plurality of meibomian gland secretion grades is indicative of the presence of meibomian gland dysfunction.
Designated States: AE, AG, AL, AM, AO, AT, AU, AZ, BA, BB, BG, BH, BR, BW, BY, BZ, CA, CH, CL, CN, CO, CR, CU, CZ, DE, DK, DM, DO, DZ, EC, EE, EG, ES, FI, GB, GD, GE, GH, GM, GT, HN, HR, HU, ID, IL, IN, IS, JP, KE, KG, KM, KN, KP, KR, KZ, LA, LC, LK, LR, LS, LT, LU, LY, MA, MD, ME, MG, MK, MN, MW, MX, MY, MZ, NA, NG, NI, NO, NZ, OM, PE, PG, PH, PL, PT, QA, RO, RS, RU, RW, SC, SD, SE, SG, SK, SL, SM, ST, SV, SY, TH, TJ, TM, TN, TR, TT, TZ, UA, UG, US, UZ, VC, VN, ZA, ZM, ZW.
African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (BW, GH, GM, KE, LR, LS, MW, MZ, NA, RW, SD, SL, SZ, TZ, UG, ZM, ZW)
Eurasian Patent Organization (AM, AZ, BY, KG, KZ, MD, RU, TJ, TM)
European Patent Office (AL, AT, BE, BG, CH, CY, CZ, DE, DK, EE, ES, FI, FR, GB, GR, HR, HU, IE, IS, IT, LT, LU, LV, MC, MK, MT, NL, NO, PL, PT, RO, RS, SE, SI, SK, SM, TR)
African Intellectual Property Organization (BF, BJ, CF, CG, CI, CM, GA, GN, GQ, GW, ML, MR, NE, SN, TD, TG).
Publication Language: English (EN)
Filing Language: English (EN)