Electrical stimulation of eye blink in individuals with dry eye symptoms caused by chronic unilateral facial palsy

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Abstrakti

The aim was to validate the functionality and subjective experiences of timer-triggered electrical blink stimulation with participants (N = 6) suffering from dry eye symptoms caused by chronic unilateral facial palsy. In a stimulation condition, the muscles responsible for eye blinking were stimulated at fixed intervals while watching a video for about 120 min. In a control condition, the participants watched a video without stimulation. The participants rated their dry eye symptoms with a questionnaire before and after the both conditions. They also rated the levels of felt pain, discomfort and naturalness of the stimulated movement. Additionally, the magnitude of the stimulated eye blinks over time was evaluated. The results showed that the magnitude of the stimulated eye blink did not decrease significantly during the watching task. The stimulation was rated as painless, slightly uncomfortable, and fairly natural. The experienced eye dryness decreased significantly in the stimulation condition. Most participants got used to the stimulation, or even forgot it during the task. The findings are promising in respect to the use of timer-triggered blink stimulation.

AlkuperäiskieliEnglanti
OtsikkoCMBEBIH 2019 - Proceedings of the International Conference on Medical and Biological Engineering
ToimittajatAlmir Badnjevic, Lejla Gurbeta Pokvić, Ranko Škrbić
KustantajaSpringer Verlag
Sivut7-11
Sivumäärä5
ISBN (painettu)978-3-030-17970-0
DOI - pysyväislinkit
TilaJulkaistu - 2019
OKM-julkaisutyyppiA4 Artikkeli konferenssijulkaisussa
TapahtumaInternational Conference on Medical and Biological Engineering in Bosnia and Herzegovina -
Kesto: 1 tammik. 2019 → …

Julkaisusarja

NimiIFMBE Proceedings
Vuosikerta73
ISSN (painettu)1433-9277

Conference

ConferenceInternational Conference on Medical and Biological Engineering in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Ajanjakso1/01/19 → …

Tutkimusalat

  • Dry eye disease
  • Dry eye symptoms
  • Electrical stimulation
  • Eye blink
  • Facial palsy

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