Coupling fluid and solute dynamics within the ocular surface tear film: a modelling study of black line osmolarity.

@article{Zubkov2012CouplingFA,
  title={Coupling fluid and solute dynamics within the ocular surface tear film: a modelling study of black line osmolarity.},
  author={V S Zubkov and C. J. W. Breward and Eamonn A. Gaffney},
  journal={Bulletin of mathematical biology},
  year={2012},
  volume={74 9},
  pages={2062-93}
}
We present a mathematical model describing the spatial distribution of tear film osmolarity across the ocular surface of a human eye during one blink cycle, incorporating detailed fluid and solute dynamics. Based on the lubrication approximation, our model comprises three coupled equations tracking the depth of the aqueous layer of the tear film, the concentration of the polar lipid, and the concentration of physiological salts contained in the aqueous layer. Diffusive boundary layers in the… CONTINUE READING