NIBUTNon Invasive Break Up Time (measurement used in dry eye treatment)
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The distribution of NIBUT values was normal (KolmogorovSmirnov test, p>0.
Results showed significantly higher NIBUT values after 14 days (13.
The reduction in deposits also translated to improved wettability as suggested from the increased NIBUT.
The use of different devices for NIBUT determination in the present study (videokeratograph vs keratometer) could be seen as a source of variability since some inter-instrument difference could be expected.
Current research suggests a combination of assessment of NIBUT and signs of ocular surface friction show most promise in predicting patients likely to develop CLIDE.