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Increasingly in our clinical practice, we have to deal with the common occurrence of ocular dryness. In 1982, the French Society of Ophthalmology elected to devote its 1987 annual report to this problem. This book represents the results of five years of collaborative work aimed at updating our clinical, physiologic, immunologic, histopathologic, and even socioeconomic knowledge of this group of diseases. The authors attempt to bring the data from basic science to clinical application. Most often, emphasis is placed on the lack of definitive answers to essential clinical interrogations, such as the exact borders of ocular dryness, the value of lacrimal secretion tests, and the effectiveness of the treatments available today. Clearly, despite an unexpected ordering of the chapters (the anatomic and physiologic data are given only after the pathologic aspects), this
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