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The Oils of the Meibomian Glands: Physical and Surface Characteristics

The Oils of the Meibomian Glands: Physical and Surface Characteristics Abstract The meibomian gland oils were found to be insoluble in water and could not be hydrated. These oils, when warmed to body temperature, could spread to form a thick multimolecular film which could not retard evaporation. References 1. Wolff, E.: Mucocutaneous Junction of Lid Margin and Distribution of Tear Fluid , Trans Ophthal Soc UK 66:291-308, 1946. 2. Mishima, S.: Some Physiological Aspects of the Precorneal Tear Film , Arch Ophthal 73:233-241 ( (Feb) ) 1965.Crossref 3. McDonald, J.E.: Surface Phenomena of the Tear Film , Amer J Ophthal 67:56-64 ( (Jan) ) 1969. 4. Mishima, S., and Maurice, D.M.: Oily Layer of Tear Film and Evaporation From the Corneal Surface , Exp Eye Res 1:39-45 ( (Sept) ) 1961.Crossref 5. Ehlers, N.: The Precorneal Film: Biomicroscopical, Histological and Chemical Investigations , Acta Ophthal , (suppl 81) , pp 1-134, 1965. 6. Linton, R.G.; Curnow, D.H.; and Riley, W.J.: The Meibomian Glands , Brit J Ophthal 45:718, 1961.Crossref 7. Langmuir, I.: Oil Lenses on Water and the Nature of Monomolecular Expanded Films , J Chem Phys 1:756-776, 1933.Crossref http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of Ophthalmology American Medical Association

The Oils of the Meibomian Glands: Physical and Surface Characteristics

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American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright © 1969 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
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0003-9950
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1538-3687
DOI
10.1001/archopht.1969.00990020539019
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Abstract

Abstract The meibomian gland oils were found to be insoluble in water and could not be hydrated. These oils, when warmed to body temperature, could spread to form a thick multimolecular film which could not retard evaporation. References 1. Wolff, E.: Mucocutaneous Junction of Lid Margin and Distribution of Tear Fluid , Trans Ophthal Soc UK 66:291-308, 1946. 2. Mishima, S.: Some Physiological Aspects of the Precorneal Tear Film , Arch Ophthal 73:233-241 ( (Feb) ) 1965.Crossref 3. McDonald, J.E.: Surface Phenomena of the Tear Film , Amer J Ophthal 67:56-64 ( (Jan) ) 1969. 4. Mishima, S., and Maurice, D.M.: Oily Layer of Tear Film and Evaporation From the Corneal Surface , Exp Eye Res 1:39-45 ( (Sept) ) 1961.Crossref 5. Ehlers, N.: The Precorneal Film: Biomicroscopical, Histological and Chemical Investigations , Acta Ophthal , (suppl 81) , pp 1-134, 1965. 6. Linton, R.G.; Curnow, D.H.; and Riley, W.J.: The Meibomian Glands , Brit J Ophthal 45:718, 1961.Crossref 7. Langmuir, I.: Oil Lenses on Water and the Nature of Monomolecular Expanded Films , J Chem Phys 1:756-776, 1933.Crossref

Journal

Archives of OphthalmologyAmerican Medical Association

Published: Oct 1, 1969

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