Lubricating agents differ in their protection of cultured human epithelial cells against desiccation.

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BACKGROUND In dry eye, as a disease of the ocular surface, the instillation of artificial tears should compensate for the deficit in wetting and protect the mucosa against drying. MATERIAL/METHODS The desiccation protection of different pharmacological substances was tested using the conjunctival epithelial cell line Chang 1-5c-4 (series 1) and the… (More)

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