The 8th International Conference on the Tear Film & Ocular Surface: Basic Science and Clinical Relevance will occur from September 7-10, 2016, at the Corum in Montpellier, France.
This Conference is sponsored by TFOS (www.TearFilm.org) and is designed to assess the current knowledge and 'state of the art' research on the structure and function of the tear film and ocular surface in health and disease. The TFOS Conference will also promote an international exchange of information that will be of value to basic scientists involved in eye research, to clinicians in the eye care community, and to companies with an interest in the diagnosis and/or treatment of tear film and ocular surface disorders.
Importance of the tear film & ocular surface:
A significant, international research effort is
being directed towards understanding the
composition, function and regulation of the preocular tear film. This effort is motivated by
the recognition that the tear film plays a critical role in maintaining corneal and conjunctival integrity, protecting against microbial challenge and preserving visual acuity.
In addition, research is stimulated by the
knowledge that tear film deficiency, which
occurs in countless individuals throughout the world, may lead to ocular surface desiccation, corneal ulceration, an increased incidence of infectious disease, and potentially pronounced visual disability.
TFOS is a world leader in eye health education. TFOS' global collaboration among scientists, clinicians and industry professionals seeks action needed to help the world see better.