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The Tear Film and Contact Lens Wear

2 CPD in Australia | 1G in New Zealand | 05 October 2017

The tear film is a remarkable fluid, much more than just ‘water’ it is a delicate, yet complex structure comprised of many different compounds – proteins, mucins, lipids, inflammatory markers, ions, salts to name but a few. The correct structure, and indeed layering of these components, is critical to maintain the health of the ocular surface. Even a slight change in tear film stability can lead to significant discomfort.

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