Lacrimal Gland, Tear Film, and Dry Eye Syndromes 3

Basic Science and Clinical Relevance Part A and B

  • David A. Sullivan
  • Michael E. Stern
  • Kazuo Tsubota
  • Darlene A. Dartt
  • Rose M. Sullivan
  • B. Britt Bromberg

Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 506)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvi
  2. Claes H. Dohlman Conference Address

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Kazuo Tsubota
      Pages 3-16
  3. Lacrimal Gland: Cellular and Molecular Biology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 17-17
    2. Eduardo M. Rocha, Carla R. O. Carvalho, Mário J. A. Saad, Lício A. Velloso
      Pages 27-31
    3. J. Peter Gierow, Elsie C. Sjögren, Caroline Magnusson, Sven Tågerud
      Pages 33-39
    4. Austin K. Mircheff, Limin Qian, Jiansong Xie, Yanru Wang, Sarah F. Hamm-Alvarez
      Pages 51-58
    5. Ernest Adeghate, Claire E. Draper, Jaipaul Singh
      Pages 103-107
    6. Peter R. Brink, Virginijus Valiunas, Leon Moore, Aija Birzgalis, Benjamin Walcott
      Pages 109-113
    7. Susann G. Remington, J. Daniel Nelson
      Pages 115-119
    8. S. M. Richards, M. Liu, B. D. Sullivan, D. A. Sullivan
      Pages 121-127
    9. M. Liu, S. M. Richards, F. Schirra, H. Yamagami, B. D. Sullivan, D. A. Sullivan
      Pages 129-135

About this book


During the past several decades, a significant international research effort has been directed towards understanding the composition and regulation of the preocular tear film. This effort has been motivated by the recognition that the tear film plays a critical role in maintaining corneal and conjunctival integrity, protecting against microbial challenge and preserving visual acuity. In addition, research has been stimulated by the knowledge that alteration or deficiency of the tear film, which occurs in numerous individuals throughout the world, may lead to desiccation of the ocular surface, ulceration and perforation of the cornea, an increased incidence of infectious disease, and potentionally pronounced visual disability and blindness.


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Editors and affiliations

  • David A. Sullivan
    • 1
    • 2
  • Michael E. Stern
    • 3
  • Kazuo Tsubota
    • 4
    • 5
  • Darlene A. Dartt
    • 1
    • 2
  • Rose M. Sullivan
    • 1
  • B. Britt Bromberg
    • 6
  1. 1.Schepens Eye Research InstituteBostonUSA
  2. 2.Harvard Medical SchoolBostonUSA
  3. 3.Allergan, Inc.IrvineUSA
  4. 4.Tokyo Dental CollegeChibaJapan
  5. 5.Ichikawa General HospitalChibaJapan
  6. 6.University of New OrleansNew OrleansUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2002
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4613-5208-2
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4615-0717-8
  • Series Print ISSN 0065-2598
  • Series Online ISSN 2214-8019
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