Ocular Surface: Anatomy and Physiology, Disorders and Therapeutic Care

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  • Dedicated towards the anatomy and physiology of the ocular surface
  • Covers the most common ocular surface disorders
  • Delineates the therapeutic care of ocular surface disorders, including topical, systemic, and surgical treatment options
  • Addresses the relationship of the ocular surface and contact lenswear


This book has been conceived to aid eye care practitioners such as ophthalmologists and optometrists as well as other eye care or research professionals such as biologists, biochemists and medical doctors interested in the Ocular Surface.

This text is divided into four main sections. The first section is dedicated towards the anatomy and physiology of the ocular surface (defining ocular surface concept, tear film structure, corneal and conjunctival anatomy, etc.). The second section covers the most common ocular surface disorders (dry eye, anterior and posterior blepharitis, keratitis, ocular allergy, cicatricial conjunctivitis, and the ocular surface alterations related with Glaucoma treatment). The third section delineates the therapeutic care of these disorders, including topical, systemic and surgical treatment options and the fourth section addresses the relationship of the ocular surface and contact lenswear (describing the indications for contact lenses wear, their complications and managing the adverse effects related with contact lens-wear).

Table of Contents

Section I: Anatomy and Physiology of the Ocular Surface
Definition of the Ocular Surface, Louis MG Tong, Wanwen Lan, Andrea Petznick
The Human Tear Film, Julia Dieckow, Pablo Argüeso
Comparative Anatomy and Physiology of the Cornea and Conjunctiva, Michael J. Doughty

Section II. Ocular Surface Disorders
Dry Eye, Johanna T. Henriksson, and Cintia S. De Paiva
Anterior and Posterior Blepharitis, Taliana Freitas Bernardes, and Adriana Alvim Bonfioli
Keratitis, Flavia SA Pelegrino
Ocular Allergy, Laura Motterle
Cicatricial Conjunctivitis, Bety Yáñez Álvarez
Ocular Surface and Glaucoma, Rodrigo Martín Torres

Section III. Care of Ocular Surface Disorders
Pathogenesis and Treatment of Dry Eye Syndrome, Cintia S. De Paiva
Management of Keratitis, Flavia SA Pelegrino
Management of Ocular Allergy, Laura Motterle
Management of Cicatricial Conjunctivitis, Bety Yáñez Álvarez
Management Approach of Limbal Stem Cell Deficiency, Hernan Martinez-Osorio, Maria Fideliz de la Paz, and Rafael Barraquer Compte
Ocular Surface Reconstruction, David J Galarreta, Ester Carreño, Alejandro Portero, and Belen Carrasco

Section IV. Ocular Surface and Contact Lens
Contact Lenses Definitions, Raul Martin Herranz, Guadalupe Rodriguez Zarzuelo, and Victoria de Juan Herraez
Contact Lens induced Ocular Surface Alterations, Helmer Schweizer, Inma Perez-Gomez
Therapeutic use of Contact Lenses, Victoria de Juan Herraez, Stephanie Campbell, Guadalupe Rodriguez Zarzuelo, and Raul Martin Herranz
The Tear Film Interaction with Contact Lenses, Montani Giancarlo, Arima Valentina, and Maruccio Giuseppe
Contact Lens Care Solutions and Ocular Surface, José Manuel, González Méijome, Miguel F. Ribeiro, and Daniela Lopes-Ferreira