The thickness of the tear film.

Abstract

Measurements of the thickness of the pre-corneal tear film, pre-lens tear film, post-lens tear film, and the lipid layer on the surface of the tear film are summarized. Spatial and temporal variations in tear film thickness are described. Theoretical predictions of tear film thickness are discussed. Mechanisms involved in the upward drift of the tear film after a blink, and in the formation of dry spots, are considered.

02040'04'05'06'07'08'09'10'11'12'13'14'15'16'17
Citations per Year

247 Citations

Semantic Scholar estimates that this publication has 247 citations based on the available data.

See our FAQ for additional information.

Cite this paper

@article{KingSmith2004TheTO, title={The thickness of the tear film.}, author={Peter E. King-Smith and Barbara A. Fink and Richard M F Hill and Kurt W Koelling and John M. Tiffany}, journal={Current eye research}, year={2004}, volume={29 4-5}, pages={357-68} }