The Oculus Keratograph® 5M allows for diagnosis of Dry Eye Syndrome. This technology will allow our doctors to document the progression of treatment for this condition. It can even compare the “before and after” results to evaluate the overall success of your treatment.

The Tear Film

The tear film is an essential part of overall eye health, and the Keratograph® 5M tests its quality and stability. This non-invasive examination takes less than 30 seconds, and no direct contact with the eye is required. The Keratograph® 5M takes a picture of the lower eyelid to measure the tear meniscus.

Lipid Layer

The lipid layer maintains eye moisture by preventing the tears from evaporating. A compromised lipid layer can affect both vision and comfort, and this technology helps to determine whether this is the case.


The meibomian glands are located in both eyelids. These glands produce oils that function to stabilize the tear film and prevent the evaporation of tears. Thus, if these glands are not functioning, the eyes become prone to dryness and discomfort. The Keratograph® 5M provides a way for your doctor to determine the health of your meibomian glands.

For more information on The Keratograph 5M examination or to schedule an appointment, please don’t hesitate to contact us today at (361) 993-7778!