8bit conversion of the original tear crystallisation of Wez, processed in ImageJ. D shows the fractal dimension value calculated with FracLac.

TEARS AND THEIR FRACTAL DIMENSION

Exploring the possibility's of optically determining different types of tears.

Calculating fractal dimension by using ImageJ:

Image 1: Original Image full color 5555x5555pixels, 300dpi, 16Bit, TIF
Image 2: Converted image into 8bit.
Image 3: Red is the selection applied by the auto threshold.
Image 4: This will result in a 8bit black on white extraction.
Image 5: Final image, ready to be processed with FracLac.
Image 6: The fracLac menu + BC options window.
All the different window overlays with all data sets regarding to the fractal dimension calculation.

Results:

10 Emotional tears that where processed with ImageJ & FracLac. Corresponding fractal dimension values can be found below.
10 Basal tears that where processed with ImageJ & FracLac. Corresponding fractal dimension values can be found below.
10 Reflex tears that where processed with ImageJ & FracLac. Corresponding fractal dimension values can be found below.
The p-value is .34679. The result is not significant at p < .05.

Future plans:

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