Tears 101

Houston | LASEK | Dr. Yee | Dry Eye

For many sufferers of dry eye, it’s a case of unhappy tears. An infection, irritation or blockage in one or more of the glands responsible for tear production — mucous (for tear adherence), aqueous (98% water with touch of salt, proteins and other compounds), or outer lipid (moisture sealant) – is the source of the problem.



Tears are responsible for three major functions:

  • Making the corneal surface optically smooth by “filling in” any minute surface irregularities.
  • Keeping the cornea and epithelium well-hydrated to prevent injury or death of the epithelial cell from dehydration.
  • Inhibiting the growth of microorganisms on the cornea and epithelium with that constant flushing and infection-fighting action of the tear film.

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