Deﬁ nition of the Ocular Surface
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INTRODUCTION TO THE OCULAR SURFACE The ocular surface, an integrated unit comprising the cornea, conjunctiva, lacrimal glands and eyelids, was ﬁ rst described by Thoft in 1987 (Thoft 1978). Gipson extended the description of the ocular surface system in her Friedenwald lecture in 2007 (Gipson 2007): ‘the ocular surface...