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

part |2 pages

Section I: Anatomy and Physiology of the Ocular Surface

chapter 1|19 pages

Defi nition of the Ocular Surface

ByLouis Tong, Wanwen Lan, Andrea Petznick

chapter 2|10 pages

The Human Tear Film

ByJulia Dieckow, Pablo Argüeso

part |2 pages

Section II: Ocular Surface Disorders

chapter 4|15 pages

Dry Eye

ByJohanna T. Henriksson and Cintia S. de Paiva

chapter 5|10 pages

Anterior and Posterior Blepharitis

ByTaliana Freitas Bernardes and Adriana Alvim Bonfi oli

chapter 6|11 pages


ByFlavia S.A. Pelegrino

chapter 7|10 pages

Ocular Allergy

chapter 8|11 pages

Cicatricial Conjunctivitis

ByBety Yáñez Álvarez

chapter 9|17 pages

Ocular Surface and Glaucoma

ByRodrigo Martín Torres

part |2 pages

Section III: Care of Ocular Surface Disorders

chapter 10|17 pages

Pathogenesis and Treatment of Dry Eye Syndrome

ByCintia S. de Paiva

chapter 11|8 pages

Management of Keratitis

ByFlavia S.A. Pelegrino

chapter 12|9 pages

Management of Ocular Allergy

chapter 13|7 pages

Management of Cicatricial Conjunctivitis

ByBety Yáñez Álvarez

chapter 14|31 pages

Management Options for Limbal Stem Cell Defi ciency

ByHernán Martínez-Osorio, María F. de la Paz

chapter 15|18 pages

Ocular Surface Reconstruction

ByDavid J. Galarreta, Ester Carreño, Alejandro Portero

part |2 pages

Section IV: Ocular Surface and Contact Lens

chapter 16|8 pages

Contact Lenses Defi nitions

ByRaul Martin Herranz, Guadalupe Rodriguez Zarzuelo

chapter 17|31 pages

Contact Lens Induced Ocular Surface Alterations

ByHelmer Schweizer, Inma Perez-Gomez

chapter 18|9 pages

Therapeutic use of Contact Lenses

ByVictoria de Juan Herraez, Stephanie Campbell,

chapter 19|15 pages

The Tear Film Interaction with Contact Lenses

ByMontani Giancarlo, Arima Valentina, Maruccio Giuseppe

chapter 20|15 pages

Contact Lens Care Solutions and Ocular Surface

ByJosé Manuel González-Méijome, Miguel F. Ribeiro