The watery eye

Jianhua Wang, Meixiao Shen, Lele Cui, Michael R. Wang

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The surface of the eye needs to be wet constantly to ensure its integrity in maintaining ocular comfort, clear vision, and ocular health. This article presents new findings in the tear dynamics of the human eye, with an emphasis on the tear meniscus and tear film through the day and in response to punctual occlusion and wearing of contact lenses. Recent advances in imaging technique are briefly discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)192-196
Number of pages5
JournalCurrent Allergy and Asthma Reports
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jun 1 2011


  • Contact lens
  • Diurnal variation
  • Dry eye
  • Ocular comfort
  • Ocular surface
  • Optical coherence tomography
  • Post-lens tear film
  • Punctual occlusion
  • Tear film
  • Tear meniscus
  • Tearing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine


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