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Mucin layer

Mucus produced by goblet cells in the conjunctiva.


The mucin layer is what enables the tear film to adhere to the epithelium. Without a healthy mucin layer, the ocular surface will not be "wetted" properly even if plenty of tears are produced.


links and references

ABSTRACT: The tear film and ocular mucins. Davidson HJ, Kuonen VJ. Vet Ophthalmol. 2004 Mar-Apr;7(2):71-7.

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