Chapter 7. The Lacrimal System and Tear Film

  1. Mary E. Shaw RN, OND, RM, RCNT, RNT, Cert Ed, MSc, BA Senior Lecturer (Teaching)1,
  2. Agnes Lee RN, OND, RM, MPhil, PGCE, BSc (Hons) Lecturer Practitioner1 and
  3. Rosalind Stollery SRN, SCM, TETC, DipN (Lond), OND, Cert Ed, BNS (Hons) Formerly Teaching Fellow2

Published Online: 10 FEB 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444319842.ch7

Ophthalmic Nursing, Fourth Edition

Ophthalmic Nursing, Fourth Edition

How to Cite

Shaw, M. E., Lee, A. and Stollery, R. (2010) The Lacrimal System and Tear Film, in Ophthalmic Nursing, Fourth Edition, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444319842.ch7

Author Information

  1. 1

    The University of Manchester and Manchester Royal Eye Hospital, UK

  2. 2

    The University of Southampton School of Nursing and Midwifery, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 10 FEB 2010
  2. Published Print: 2 APR 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405184298

Online ISBN: 9781444319842

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Keywords:

  • The Lacrimal System and Tear Film;
  • The lacrimal gland;
  • The lacrimal drainage system;
  • The tear film;
  • Conditions of the lacrimal system;
  • The nasolacrimal duct;
  • Dry eye syndrome

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • The lacrimal gland

  • The lacrimal drainage system

  • The tear film

  • Conditions of the lacrimal system

  • Reflective activity