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A solute gradient in the tear meniscus. I. A hypothesis to explain Marx's line.

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Marx's line is a line of mucosal staining behind the mucocutaneous junction. It can be demonstrated throughout life in all normal lids by staining with lissamine green and related dyes. Of all the body orifices, only the mucosae of the eye and mouth are directly exposed to the atmosphere. In this paper, we suggest that for the eye, this exposure leads to the formation of Marx's line. The tear meniscus thins progressively toward its apex, where it is pinned at the mucocutaneous junction of the...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Mathematical Institute
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Author
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ocular surface More from this journal
Volume:
9
Issue:
2
Pages:
70-91
Publication date:
2011-04-01
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EISSN:
1937-5913
ISSN:
1542-0124
Language:
English
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pubs:138832
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uuid:a8be094a-dd82-4392-9409-66f6f645efbd
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pubs:138832
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138832
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2012-12-19

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