Future Directions in Lacrimal Disorders and Their Management
“If we wish to make a new world we have the material ready. The first one, too, was made out of chaos”. This quote by Robert Quillen perhaps is applicable to lacrimal surgery at this point of time. The enormous explosion in the knowledge we had in the last decade and newer developments in terms of instrumentations, diagnostics, surgical techniques, and molecular biology techniques augurs well for the future of Dacryology. This chapter discusses some of the current trends and the possible future direction related to those trends. The ideas as to future directions are innumerous and the author has highlighted those that strike him. This list is by no means comprehensive or exhaustive and many more can be added.
KeywordsOcular Surface Molecular Biology Technique Pharmacological Blocker Basic Science Approach Lacrimal System
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