Lacrimal Gland, Tear Film, and Dry Eye Syndromes 2

Basic Science and Clinical Relevance

  • David A. Sullivan
  • Darlene A. Dartt
  • Michele A. Meneray

Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 438)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Conference Address

    1. J. Daniel Nelson
      Pages 1-9
  3. Lacrimal Gland: Cellular and Molecular Biology

    1. David A. Sullivan, L. Alexandra Wickham, Eduardo M. Rocha, Robin S. Kelleher, Lilia Aikawa da Silveira, Ikuko Toda
      Pages 11-42
    2. F. Claessens, H. Vanaken, I. Vercaeren, G. Verrijdt, A. Haelens, E. Schoenmakers et al.
      Pages 43-48
    3. Anil C. Asrani, Angela J. Lumsden, Rajesh Kumar, Gordon W. Laurie
      Pages 49-54
    4. Doan H. Nguyen, Roger W. Beuerman, Michele A. Meneray, Dmitri Maitchouk
      Pages 55-62
    5. Austin K. Mircheff, Tao Yang, Jian Zhang, Hongtao Zeng, J. Peter Gierow, Dwight W. Warren et al.
      Pages 63-68
    6. Catherine Ressot, Hervé Lassagne, Jean-Louis Kemeny, Anne-Marie Françoise Gachon
      Pages 69-73
    7. Prabir K. De, Velvizhi Ranganathan
      Pages 85-88
    8. Dwight W. Warren, Ana Maria Azzarolo, Zuo Ming Huang, Barbara W. Platler, Renee L. Kaswan, Elizabeth Gentschein et al.
      Pages 89-93
    9. L. Alexandra Wickham, Eduardo M. Rocha, Jianping Gao, Kathleen L. Krenzer, Lilia Aikawa da Silveira, Ikuko Toda et al.
      Pages 95-100
    10. Eric Lacazette, Gilles Pitiot, Jacques Mallet, Anne-Marie Françoise Gachon
      Pages 101-103
    11. Ben J. Glasgow, Adil R. Abduragimov, Taleh N. Yusifov, Oktai K. Gasymov
      Pages 105-112
  4. Lacrimal Gland and Ocular Surface: Signal Transduction, Membrane Traffic, and Fluid and Protein Secretion

    1. James W. Putney Jr., Yi Huang, Gary St. J. Bird
      Pages 123-128
    2. Michele A. Meneray, Tammy Y. Fields
      Pages 133-138
    3. Philippe Robin, Marie-Noëlle Raymond, Bernard Rossignol
      Pages 139-144

About this book

Introduction

During the past two decades, a significant international research effort has been di­ rected toward understanding the composition and regulation of the preocular tear film. This effort has been motivated by the recognition that the tear film plays an essential 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 countless individuals throughout the world, may lead to desiccation of the ocular surface, ulceration and perfo­ ration of the cornea, an increased incidence of infectious disease, and, potentially, pro­ nounced visual disability and blindness. To promote further progress in this field of vision research, the Second International Conference on the Lacrimal Gland, Tear Film and Dry Eye Syndromes: Basic Science and Clinical Relevance was held at the Southampton Princess Resort in Bermuda November 16-19, 1996. This conference was organized and directed by David A. Sullivan, Ph. D. , codirected by Darlene A. Dartt, Ph. D. , and Michele A. Meneray, Ph. D. , and sponsored by the Schepens Eye Research Institute (Boston, MA), an affiliate of Harvard Medical School. The meeting was designed to assess critically the current knowledge and "state of the art" research on the structure and function of lacrimal tissue, tears, and the ocular sur­ face in both health and disease.

Keywords

biochemistry biology biophysics classification cognition epidemiology eye pathogenesis tissue

Editors and affiliations

  • David A. Sullivan
    • 1
  • Darlene A. Dartt
    • 1
  • Michele A. Meneray
    • 2
  1. 1.The Schepens Eye Research InstituteHarvard Medical SchoolBostonUSA
  2. 2.Louisiana State University Medical CenterNew OrleansUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4615-5359-5
  • Copyright Information Plenum Press, New York 1998
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4613-7445-9
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4615-5359-5
  • Series Print ISSN 0065-2598
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