Function of lipids − their fate in contact lens wear: an interpretive review.

@article{Panaser2012FunctionOL,
  title={Function of lipids − their fate in contact lens wear: an interpretive review.},
  author={Amandeep Panaser and Brian J Tighe},
  journal={Contact lens & anterior eye : the journal of the British Contact Lens Association},
  year={2012},
  volume={35 3},
  pages={100-11}
}
Lipids play a vital role in the body at many interfaces. Examples include the lubrication of articulating joints by synovial fluid, the coating of the lung by pulmonary surfactant and the functions of the tear film in the protection of the anterior eye. The role of the lipids is similar at each site - acting as boundary lubricants and reducing surface and interfacial tension. This review focuses on how and why contact lens wear can disrupt the normal function of lipids within the tear film and… CONTINUE READING