volume 16, issue 9, P960-963 1997
DOI: 10.1076/ceyr.16.9.960.5040
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Abstract: These findings demonstrate that substance P is a component of tears obtained from normal eyes of men and women ranging in age from 26 to 60 years, from eyes fitted with contact lenses, from eyes with dry eye syndrome, and from eyes 1 and 2 days after excimer laser refractive surgery. Whether the concentration of substance P in tears varies with sex, age, or eye condition, the source of substance P in tears, and its role in tears remains to be discovered.