The Dry Eye Zone

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Research: Salivating over the prospect of more tears

More news from the Curso Regional Panamericano meeting a week or so ago... According to OSN Supersite, Dr. Horacio Soriano & colleagues have had some pretty remarkable results with salivary gland transplantation.

The researchers found that 100% of patients studied had relief of symptoms, including in the non-operated eye. Only 28% of patients reported requiring lubricating eye drops when outdoors, and all patients had a lower lacrimal pellicle rupture time, except in some cases of Sjögren's syndrome.