Nourish and nurture: development of a nutrient ocular lubricant

Lei Liu, John Tiffany, Zexu Dang, John K G Dart, Stephanie L Watson, Julie T Daniels, Gerd Geerling

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The authors aimed to produce a new tear substitute capable of providing both lubrication and nutrition, based on a novel nutrient-containing therapeutic ocular surface medium (TOSM).
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2932-9
Number of pages8
JournalInvestigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2009


  • Osmolar Concentration
  • Nutrition Processes
  • Dose-Response Relationship, Drug
  • Hyaluronic Acid
  • Humans
  • Hydrogen-Ion Concentration
  • Conjunctiva
  • Fluoresceins
  • Cell Proliferation
  • Epithelium, Corneal
  • Cell Survival
  • Polyvinyls
  • Viscosity
  • Surface Tension
  • Lubricants
  • Ophthalmic Solutions
  • Methylcellulose
  • Epithelium
  • Adenosine Triphosphate
  • Cell Line

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