Analysis of tear film rupture: effect of non-Newtonian rheology.

  title={Analysis of tear film rupture: effect of non-Newtonian rheology.},
  author={Yong Zhang and Omar K. Matar and Richard V. Craster},
  journal={Journal of colloid and interface science},
  volume={262 1},
We investigate the rupture mechanism of a precorneal thin mucus coating sandwiched between the aqueous tear film and the corneal epithelial surface with a monolayer of surfactant overlying the aqueous layer. The Ostwald constitutive relation is employed to model mucus and a linear equation of state describing the relationship between surface tension and surfactant concentration is adopted. Three nonlinear coupled evolution equations governing the transport of surfactant, mucus, and total liquid… CONTINUE READING

From This Paper

Topics from this paper.


Publications citing this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 14 extracted citations

Thin Film Evolution over a Thin Porous Layer: Modeling a Tear Film on a Contact Lens

SIAM Journal of Applied Mathematics • 2010
View 4 Excerpts
Highly Influenced

Computed flow and fluorescence over the ocular surface.

Mathematical medicine and biology : a journal of the IMA • 2018
View 1 Excerpt

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…