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

Blindness 

Preview

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

References

  1. Bron, A.J., 1986, Lacrimal streams: the demonstration of human lacrimal fluid secretion and the lacrimal ductules, Brit. J. Ophth, 70:241,PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. Damato, B.E., Allan, D., Murray, S.B., and Lee, R., 1984, Senile atrophy of the human lacrimal gland: the contribution of chronic inflammatory disease, Brit. J. Ophth. 68:674.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  3. Kaswan, R., 1989, Cyclosporinc drops: a potential breakthrough for dry eye, in: “Res. Prev. Blindness Writers Seminar.”Google Scholar
  4. Roen, J.L., Stasior, O.G., and Jakobiec, F.A, 1985, Aging changes in the human lacrimal gland: role of the ducts, CLAO J. 11(3):237.PubMedGoogle Scholar
  5. Sullivan, D.A., and Sato, E.H, 1992, Potential therapeutic approach for the hormonal treatment of lacrimal gland dysfunction in Sjögren’s syndrome, Clin. Immunol. Immunopath. 64(1):9.CrossRefGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© 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

Personalised recommendations