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Disorders associated with the production of tears

Tears have several very important functions and are essential for the health and transparency of the cornea (the surface of the eye).  Significantly:


•Tears keep the conjunctiva moist and the mucoid protein which which they contain acts as a lubricant.


•They ‘flush’ the conjunctiva, helping to ‘remove’ particulate material and other irritants from the surface of the eyes.


•They contain a ‘strong’ bactericidal agent that helps to minimise infection and to aid healing.


The main issues surrounding tear production are Blocked Tear Ducts and Dry Eye


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Tear Production