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Curr Eye Res. 1986 Nov;5(11):887-9.

Refractive index of meibomian and other lipids.


The refractive indices of human and rabbit meibomian secretions, and of several natural lipid mixtures and eye ointments, have been measured as a function of temperature and wavelength. A value of 1.482 was found for meibomian oil at typical eye surface temperature, but varies in humans between ca. 1.46 and 1.53 over the visible spectrum.

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