Thursday, May 29, 2014

Mapping Tear Movements May Improve Dry-Eye Treatment

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"A treatment for dry eye -- a burning, gritty condition that can impair vision and damage the cornea -- could some day result from computer simulations that map the way tears move across the surface of the eye," says Science Daily. "Kara Maki, assistant professor in Rochester Institute of Technology's School of Mathematical Sciences, contributed to a recent National Science Foundation study seeking to understand the basic motion of tear film traversing the eye. 'Tear Film Dynamic with Evaporation, Wetting and Time Dependent Flux Boundary Condition on an Eye-shaped Domain,' published in the journal Physics of Fluids on May 6, is an extension of Maki's doctoral research under her thesis advisor and co-author Richard Braun, professor in the University of Delaware's Department of Mathematical Sciences." Read more.
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