Comparison of tear film characteristics between kajal (Kohl) users and non-users

R. P. Radhika, Babu Noushad, Jyothi Thomas

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)228-230
Number of pages3
JournalIndian Journal of Public Health Research and Development
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 01-10-2018

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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