TY - CHAP A1 - Alejandro Aguilar A2 - Alejandro Berra ED1 - Dorota Kopacz Y1 - 2021-01-07 PY - 2021 T1 - Hyperosmolarity of the Tear Film in the Dry Eye N2 - The ocular surface refers to the cornea, conjunctiva, lacrimal glands, and lid of the eye. It is composed of the mucosa that lines the globe and palpebrae, the corneoscleral limbus, the corneal epithelium, and the tear film. This book focuses on the tear film, describing its physiology, dynamics, and role in maintaining the health of the ocular surface. It also examines keratoconus, a condition affecting both the preocular tear film and the ocular surface in which the cornea thins and bulges outward, as well as recent possibilities in molecular genetics. BT - Ocular Surface Diseases SP - Ch. 3 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/intechopen.90113 DO - 10.5772/intechopen.90113 SN - 978-1-83880-960-7 PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2021-02-26 ER -