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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 55  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 243-246

Orbital implantation of submandibular salivary gland for dry eye syndrome

1 Director, Saraswathy Eye Hospital and Research Centre, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India
2 Saraswathy Eye Hospital and Research Centre, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. G Baskararajan
Saraswathi Eye hospital and research Center, 199. East Veli Street, Madurai, Tamil Nadu
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/tjosr.tjosr_22_17

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Dry eye syndrome or keratoconjunctivitis sicca is a disorder with reduction of tear secretion. In recent times, tear supplements form a major product by several pharmaceutical companies. In earlier days, parotid gland duct transfer into lower fornix through subcutaneous route had been performed. Among the three pairs of salivary glands, submandibular salivary gland secretion has the consistency more watery and akin to tears. Since the transfer of it is autologous, no rejection occurs and tissue acceptance with the resumption of secretary property is immediate and permanent.

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