Characterization of lacrimal function tests in a healthy pediatric population of Bogotá Colombia

  • De la Torre Cifuentes, Ligia Alejandra (PI)
  • Rojas Carabalí, William Andrés (CoI)
  • Ruiz Botero, María Eugenia (CoI)
  • Torres, Nicolás (CoI)
  • Rodríguez, Alejandra (CoI)
  • Muñoz, Juliana (CoI)
  • Carvajal, Natalia (CoI)
  • Marin , Maria Alejandra (CoI)
  • Arteaga, José (CoI)
  • Barraquer, Carmen (CoI)
  • Mosos, Camilo (CoI)
  • Ruíz, Maria Eugenia (CoI)

Project: Research Project

Project Details


It is planned to carry out a cross-sectional study with the objective
to characterize the lacrimal function in a pediatric population
from 7 to 17 years old from the city of Bogotá, performing at each
patient the next battery of tests and analysis
Ophthalmology: Palpebral edge evaluation, Measurement of
Blink frequency, Measurement of the lacrimal meniscus, Mapping
and analysis of the non-invasive tear rupture time (NITBUT),
evaluation of the thickness of the lipid layer, measurement of
conjunctival redness, measurement of lacrimal osmolarity,
Meibomiography of 4 eyelids, phenol red test and staining of
vital exclusion on the conjunctival and corneal epithelium with
Fluorescein and green lysine. In addition, it will apply to each
participant or guardian, as the case may be, the McMonnies survey
that has been standardized to evaluate the symptoms of one of
the most frequent and underdiagnosed pathologies that affect the
Lacrimal lubrication: the dry eye. This way you can
establish a baseline in the results of said
Tests in a healthy Colombian pediatric population. In addition to
to be able to compare the results of the survey and the tests
of lacrimal function to determine if there is any
correlation between these.
Effective start/end date4/30/174/30/21

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities

Main Funding Source

  • Installed Capacity (Academic Unit)


  • Bogotá D.C.


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