TY - CHAP A1 - Dorota Kopacz A2 - Łucja Niezgoda A3 - Ewa Fudalej A4 - Anna Nowak A5 - Piotr Maciejewicz ED1 - Dorota Kopacz Y1 - 2021-01-07 PY - 2021 T1 - Tear Film – Physiology and Disturbances in Various Diseases and Disorders 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. 1 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/intechopen.94142 DO - 10.5772/intechopen.94142 SN - 978-1-83880-960-7 PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2021-03-01 ER -