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The anatomy of the eye and schematic diagram of tear film composed of 3 layers (glycocalyx layer, aqueous layer, and lipid layer). Most of the proteins (mainly mucin) in the glycocalyx layer are secreted from goblet cells. The components of the aqueous layer are secreted from lacrimal glands. Meibum lipids are secreted from meibomian glands and form the TFLL.

Long-chain lipids could help prevent dry eye disease, suggest study

Long-chain lipids in the most superficial layer of the tear film cause serious dry eye malady when they were abbreviated in mice — an...

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