Dry Eye Research

A collaborative group of scientists and clinicians including Dr. James Aquavella, Geunyoung Yoon, Holly Hindman, Jannick Rolland and Jim Zavislan are studying tear film dynamics and its relationship to clinical dry eye syndrome.

Utilizing three new technologies developed at the Eye Institute, including wave front analysis, high-resolution OCT and ellipsometry, the team is measuring variations in tear film thickness and composition related to the normal blink reflex during altered environmental conditions.

This multidisciplinary approach—which may lead to a better diagnosis and treatment of clinical dry eye—is a collaborative effort between the Eye Institute and the departments of immunology, oral biology, optics, and dermatology.

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