Tear pH: Resistance to change

Carney, Leo G. & Hill, Richard M. (1979) Tear pH: Resistance to change. Journal of the American Optometric Association, 50(3), pp. 351-352.


While considerable study and clinical speculation has been given to tear pH, almost no attention has been paid to the buffering capacity of this fluid. Responses of tears to an alkaline challenge test as a measure of their buffering capacity are described here for a series of patients. The magnitudes of those resulting shifts, and the probable mechanisms influencing them are commented upon.

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ID Code: 3170
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: For more information, please refer to the journal’s website (see link) or contact the author. Author contact details: l.carney@qut.edu.au
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Keywords: Tears/, analysis, Buffers, Humans, Sodium Hydroxide/administration & dosage, Tears/physiology
ISSN: 1529-1839
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > OPTOMETRY AND OPHTHALMOLOGY (111300)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Copyright Owner: Copyright 1979 Elsevier
Deposited On: 30 Jan 2006 00:00
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2009 06:54

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