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Thoughts on the Ductules of the Aging Human Lacrimal Gland

  • Orkan George Stasior
  • Janet L. Roen
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 350)

Abstract

As we age, there is a progressive decrease in secretion of tears from the lacrimal gland. The treatment of resultant dry eyes has been directed at the use of artificial tears and/or closing the lacrimal puncta.

Keywords

Lacrimal Gland Artificial Tear Efferent Duct Lacrimal Ductule Periductal Fibrosis 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1994

Authors and Affiliations

  • Orkan George Stasior
    • 1
  • Janet L. Roen
    • 2
  1. 1.AlbanyUSA
  2. 2.New YorkUSA

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