Influence of Ophthalmic Solutions on Tear Components.

  title={Influence of Ophthalmic Solutions on Tear Components.},
  author={Chika Shigeyasu and Masakazu Yamada and Yoko Akune},
  volume={35 Suppl 1},
Tear fluids are a mixture of secretions derived from lacrimal glands, accessory lacrimal glands, conjunctiva, and meibomian glands. Compositional changes to tears occur in the normal state and during ocular surface disease, such as dry eye conditions. We have investigated compositional changes to tears after topical application of ophthalmic solutions, with regard to tear-specific proteins (secretory immunoglobulin A, lactoferrin, lipocalin-1, and lysozyme) and ocular surface mucin in normal… CONTINUE READING