By J. Daniel Nelson (auth.), David A. Sullivan, Darlene A. Dartt, Michele A. Meneray (eds.)
During the prior 20 years, an important overseas examine attempt has been di rected towards knowing the composition and rules of the preocular tear movie. This attempt has been influenced by means of the popularity that the tear movie performs an important position in protecting corneal and conjunctival integrity, maintaining opposed to microbial problem, and retaining visible acuity. additionally, study has been motivated via the information that alteration or deficiency of the tear movie, which happens in numerous contributors through the global, could lead to desiccation of the ocular floor, ulceration and perfo ration of the cornea, an elevated prevalence of infectious ailment, and, in all likelihood, seasoned nounced visible incapacity and blindness. to advertise additional development during this visual field examine, the second one overseas convention at the Lacrimal Gland, Tear movie and Dry Eye Syndromes: simple technology and scientific Relevance was once held on the Southampton Princess inn in Bermuda November 16-19, 1996. This convention used to be geared up and directed by means of David A. Sullivan, Ph. D. , codirected via Darlene A. Dartt, Ph. D. , and Michele A. Meneray, Ph. D. , and subsidized by means of the Schepens Eye learn Institute (Boston, MA), an associate of Harvard clinical university. The assembly was once designed to evaluate severely the present wisdom and "state of the artwork" study at the constitution and serve as of lacrimal tissue, tears, and the ocular sur face in either well-being and disease.