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Dry Eye and Ocular Surface Disorders

1st Edition

Edited by Stephen Pflugfelder, Roger Bauerman, Michael E. Stern

CRC Press

440 pages

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pub: 2004-06-23
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Description

In addition to communicating current methods for diagnosis and assessing the array of conventional and newfound therapeutic options for dry eye and ocular surface disorders, this edifying reference offers scientific background on normal ocular surface and tear film functioning; descriptions of the mechanisms involved in inflammation; and a review o

Table of Contents

Dry Eye: The Problem. The Lacrimal Functional Unit. The Normal Tear Film and Ocular Surface. Dysfunction of the Lacrimal Functional Unit and its Impact on Tear Film Stability and Composition. The Conjunctiva and Tear Film Maintenance. Mechanisms of the Ocular Surface Immune Response. Impact of Systemic Immune Disease on the Lacrimal Functional Unit. Sex and Sex Steroid Influences on Dry Eye Syndrome

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MED005000
MEDICAL / Anatomy
MED067000
MEDICAL / Pathology
MED085000
MEDICAL / Surgery / General