TITLE

Bell's phenomenon protects tear film, ocular surface after surgery

AUTHOR(S)
Bechtel, Bryan; Boyle, Erin L.; Hasson, Matt; Nale, Pat
PUB. DATE
January 2009
SOURCE
Ocular Surgery News;1/10/2009, Vol. 27 Issue 1, p20
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses research being done on the effectiveness of Bell's phenomenon in protecting tear film and ocular surface after surgery. It references a study published in the 2008 issue of the "Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus." The researchers found that a poorly functioning Bell's phenomenon mechanism induces a dry eye state related to low breakup time with increased risk of ocular surface desiccation.
ACCESSION #
35896056

 

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