Transplantation of the major salivary glands.

  title={Transplantation of the major salivary glands.},
  author={Gerd Geerling and Peter Sieg},
  journal={Developments in ophthalmology},
BACKGROUND In absolute aqueous-deficient dry eye, severe signs and symptoms may persist despite punctal occlusion and frequent application of artificial tear substitutes. In this group of patients the three major salivary glands, the parotid, the submandibular and the sublingual gland, have been used to lubricate the ocular surface. MATERIAL AND METHODS A PubMed search was performed using the keywords 'dry eye, major salivary glands, parotid gland, parotid duct, sublingual gland… CONTINUE READING