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What are tears made of besides water?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
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In brief: Many components

Tears are basically a salt water solution containing also wetting agents (mucins), oils and a variety of proteins which can combat infection and nutrients for the cornea.
They are actually quite complex and critical for the survival of the front of the eye.

In brief: Many components

Tears are basically a salt water solution containing also wetting agents (mucins), oils and a variety of proteins which can combat infection and nutrients for the cornea.
They are actually quite complex and critical for the survival of the front of the eye.
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