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Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology

Lacrimal Gland, Tear Film, and Dry Eye Syndromes

Basic Science and Clinical Relevance

Editors: Sullivan, David A. (Ed.)

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During the past decade a significant international research effort has been directed towards understanding the composition and regulation of the preocular tear film. This effort has been motivated by the recognition that the tear film plays an essential role in maintaining corneal and conjunctival integrity, protecting against microbial challenge and preserving visual acuity. In addition, research has been stimulated by the knowledge that alteration or deficiency of the tear film, which occurs in countless individuals throughout the world, may lead to desiccation of the ocular surface, ulceration and perforation of the cornea, an increased incidence of infectious disease, and potentially, pronounced visual disability and blindness. 7 To promote further progress in this field of vision research, the International Conference on the Lacrimal Gland, Tear Film and Dry Eye Syndromes: Basic Science and Clinical Relevance was held in the Southampton Princess Resort in Bermuda from November 14 to 17, 1992. This meeting was designed to assess critically the current knowledge and 'state of the art' research on the structure and function of lacrimal tissue and tears in both health and disease. The goal of this conference was to provide an international exchange of information that would be of value to basic scientists involved in eye research, to physicians in the ophthalmological community, and to pharmaceutical companies with an interest in the treatment of lacrimal gland, tear film or ocular surface disorders (e. g. Sjogren's syndrome).

Table of contents (119 chapters)

Table of contents (119 chapters)
  • Regulation of Tear Secretion

    Pages 1-9

    Dartt, Darlene A.

  • The Anatomy and Innervation of Lacrimal Glands

    Pages 11-18

    Walcott, Benjamin (et al.)

  • Light and Electron Microscopic Morphology of Accessory Lacrimal Glands

    Pages 19-23

    Seifert, Peter (et al.)

  • Immunohistochemistry and Protein Secretion in the Rat Lacrimal Gland: a Morphophysiological Study

    Pages 25-30

    Singh, Jaipaul (et al.)

  • Carbonic Anhydrase and Acinar Cell Heterogeneity in Rat and Rabbit Lacrimal Glands

    Pages 31-36

    Bromberg, B. Britt (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Lacrimal Gland, Tear Film, and Dry Eye Syndromes
Book Subtitle
Basic Science and Clinical Relevance
Editors
  • David A. Sullivan
Series Title
Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
Series Volume
350
Copyright
1994
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4615-2417-5
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4615-2417-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-306-44676-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4613-6025-4
Series ISSN
0065-2598
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXII, 729
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