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Betcha didn't know you can have dry eye even without eyes. - Every once in a long while I speak with someone who has an artificial eye and struggles to find effective lubricants, so I was tempted to post this study in case any of them happen to read my bulletins. Don't see a lot on this topic in the journals.
[Treatment of dry anophthalmic cavities with labial salivary glands transplantation].
[Article in Portuguese]
To study the clinical effects
Proteomic Analysis of Human Transplanted Submandibular Gland in Patients with Epiphora after Transplantation.
Submandibular gland autotransplantation is effective for treating severe dry eye syndrome. However, more than 40% of patients show epiphora within 3 to 6 months after treatment. The mechanism underlying the hypersecretion in epiphora remains to be elucidated for developing novel interventions. Since salivary gland secretion is dependent on a variety of proteins, we analyzed