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The Mucin Layer

Posted on August 18, 2013 at 8:20 AM

The importance of the mucin layer of the tear film is often neglected in treaing Dry Eye.

Dr. Jim Kokkinakis from The Eye Practice in Sydney, discusses what the mucin layer's role is in his latest blog:

"It forms the first layer that is adjacent to the eye and on it the water and then the oily layer sit on top to complete the lubricating system of the eye. One way to think of the mucin layer is like the foundation of a building. If the foundation is not ample and stable the whole building becomes unstable"

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