268 страниц. 2010 год. LAP Lambert Academic Publishing Corneal damage caused by surgical procedures or trauma, results in the severing of corneal nerves and the subsequent reduction in corneal sensitivity. This in turn might compromise the blink response, induce dry eye symptoms, reduce tear flow and increase tear osmolarity. After surgery, subbasal corneal nerves regenerate which results in an improvement in corneal sensitivity. This book includes studies about subbasal nerve regeneration after corneal surgery (LASIK, LASEK, PTK and keratoplasty) using confocal microscopy, and the relationship between the degree of regeneration and recovery in corneal sensitivity and tear film functions. This book will be especially useful to ophthalmologists and eye disease researchers.