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Longitudinal Analysis of Precorneal Tear Film Rupture Patterns

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Lacrimal Gland, Tear Film, and Dry Eye Syndromes 2

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

Abstract

The precorneal tear film is a complex structure that has attracted much attention over the years, especially in relation to dry eyes and contact lens (CL) wear. A healthy and stable tear film is essential for comfortable vision and successful CL wear.1 With an estimated 40% of the North American population suffering from dry eyes2 and some 60 million CL wearers worldwide,3 the need for simple, accurate, and cost-effective tests of tear stability has spawned much research both in the ophthalmic industry and in clinical practice.

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Bitton, E., Lovasik, J.V. (1998). Longitudinal Analysis of Precorneal Tear Film Rupture Patterns. In: Sullivan, D.A., Dartt, D.A., Meneray, M.A. (eds) Lacrimal Gland, Tear Film, and Dry Eye Syndromes 2. Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology, vol 438. Springer, Boston, MA. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4615-5359-5_53

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