Evaluation of a Physiological Tear Substitute in Patients with Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca

  • J. Daniel Nelson
  • Margaret M. Drake
  • James T. BrewerJr.
  • Michael Tuley
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 350)

Abstract

In the absence of any definitive cure for dry eye disorders, artificial tears remain the only therapeutic choice. These lubricating products are marketed for relief of symptoms of dry eye. However, none are currently allowed for use on the basis of their amelioration of objective signs of dry eye.

Keywords

Zinc Cellulose Toxicity Magnesium Bicarbonate 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Daniel Nelson
    • 1
    • 2
  • Margaret M. Drake
    • 3
  • James T. BrewerJr.
  • Michael Tuley
    • 3
  1. 1.Departments of Ophthalmology at Ramsey ClinicSt. Paul-Ramsey Medical CenterSt. PaulUSA
  2. 2.The University of MinnesotaMinneapolisUSA
  3. 3.Clinical SciencesAlcon Laboratories, Inc.Fort WorthUSA

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