SciELO - Scientific Electronic Library Online

vol.22 issue1Evaluation of the relationship between the habit and frequency of consumption of milk and calcium this level in urine of college students of the city of ArmeniaNutritional status and eating habits of children in a Public school in Valledupar author indexsubject indexarticles search
Home Pagealphabetic serial listing  

Services on Demand




Related links

  • On index processCited by Google
  • Have no similar articlesSimilars in SciELO
  • On index processSimilars in Google


Revista Médica de Risaralda

Print version ISSN 0122-0667


LLAMOSA, Luis Enrique; JAIME-DIAZ, Jeimy Melissa  and  RODRIGUEZ RENGIFO -RINCON, Mariney. Fundamentals for a methodology of diagnosis of the dry eye syndrome based in infrared thermography. Revista médica Risaralda [online]. 2016, vol.22, n.1, pp.34-41. ISSN 0122-0667.

The dry eye Syndrome affects approximately 40% of the population, if not treated in time can cause health disorders in the visual health of people. This paper presents the basis for the design and implementation of a methodology for the diagnosis of this disease, which is based on the variation of the temperature of the ocular surface of normal subjects compared with patients with dry eye, using the infrared thermography technique. This protocol is based on the temperature change of the cornea after keeping open eyes without flashing for a certain time, followed by the reduction of the same, in a stage of blinking for 30 seconds. According to the results obtained for a sample of 40 individuals, including 20 with dry eye Syndrome, it was determined that the behavior of the variation of eye temperature between normal subjects and with dry eye, differs significantly with respect to the rate of decrease of the temperature of the cornea with each blink, allowing support of the proposed methodology using infrared thermography as a quantitative tool for the noninvasive diagnosis and study of this disease.

Keywords : diagnostic; methodology; eye diseases; thermography.

        · abstract in Spanish     · text in Spanish     · Spanish ( pdf )


Creative Commons License All the contents of this journal, except where otherwise noted, is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License