Ferning: Tear Art

  • Anjali Prashar


Dried tears tend to form an artistic fern-like pattern easily observed under a microscope. The extent of alterations in the fern-like patterns follow a grading system and are indicative of poor tear health. This tear ‘art’ is discussed in this section.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Anjali Prashar
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  1. 1.MumbaiIndia

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