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Evaporation from the Human Tear Film Studied by Interferometry

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Lacrimal Gland, Tear Film, and Dry Eye Syndromes 3

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Previous measurements of evaporation from the human tear film have been based on measuring humidity in an open chamber1,2 or a closed chamber.3–5 The presence of the chamber restricts natural air and convection currents, and therefore the measured evaporation rate may be less than in unobstructed conditions.

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King-Smith, P.E., Fink, B.A., Hill, R.M. (2002). Evaporation from the Human Tear Film Studied by Interferometry. In: Sullivan, D.A., Stern, M.E., Tsubota, K., Dartt, D.A., Sullivan, R.M., Bromberg, B.B. (eds) Lacrimal Gland, Tear Film, and Dry Eye Syndromes 3. Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology, vol 506. Springer, Boston, MA. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4615-0717-8_60

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