The Tear Film

1st Edition

Structure, Function and Clinical Examination

Authors: Donald Korb Jennifer Craig Michael Doughty Jean-Pierre Guillon Alan Tomlinson George Smith
Paperback ISBN: 9780750641968
eBook ISBN: 9780702038174
Imprint: BH/BCLA
Published Date: 22nd April 2002
Page Count: 208


An essential purchase for all practitioners involved in contact lens fitting and prescribing. This book is published by the British Contact Lens Association in partnership with Butterworth Heinemann.

Table of Contents

Introduction: The importance of tear film; The cornea and conjunctival surfaces in relation to the tear film; Structure and function of the preocular tear film; Current clinical techniques to study the tear film and tear secretions; Time and the tear film; Pathology of the tear film; The tear film - its role today and in the future.


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About the Author

Donald Korb

Affiliations and Expertise

Clinical Professor at School of Optometry, University of California at Berkley, Instructor at Boston University School of Medicine, Department of Ophthalmology, Private Practitioner and Director of Research at Ocular Research in Boston, USA

Jennifer Craig

Affiliations and Expertise

The Desmond Hadden, Department of Ophthalmology, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand

Michael Doughty

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Ocular Pharmacology and Physiology, Department of Vision Sciences, Glasgow Caledonian University, Glasgow, UK Professor of Ocular Pharmacology and Physiology

Jean-Pierre Guillon

Affiliations and Expertise

Research Consultant, The Dry Eye Clinic, Institute of Optometry, London, UK

Alan Tomlinson

Affiliations and Expertise

Head, Department of Vision Sciences, Glasgow Caledonian University, Glasgow, UK

George Smith

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Optometry and Vision Sciences, University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria 3052, Australia Consultant Ophthalmologist, Paybody Eye Unit, Coventry and Warwick Hospital, Coventry, UK