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CANCELLED: Lubricin – Alleviating the Effects of Dry Eye

CANCELLED: Lubricin – Alleviating the Effects of Dry Eye

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PC 155

For contributions to our understanding of the rheology of complex fluids and fluid interfaces and the development of unique rheo-optical techniques.

Overview

Dry eye is an affliction where the tear film of the eye is unable to protect the cornea epithelium. One suspected cause of this condition is a deficiency of mucin, a protein that is thought to enhance wettability and reduce friction experienced during blinking. We report on the development of a model for mucin deficient dry eye and an investigation of the ability of lubricin, a heavily glycosylated protein, to restore lubricity and low friction during simulated blink events.

Dr. Gerald Fuller, Fletcher Jones II Professor, Stanford University

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