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Identifying tear lipids, their deposition onto contact lenses and their role in the development of dry eye [ 2009-09-30 - 2012-09-30 ]

Research Grant

[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/LP0989883]

Researchers: Professor Stephen Blanksby (Chief Investigator) ,  Dr Todd Mitchell (Chief Investigator) ,  Prof Mark Willcox (Chief Investigator) ,  Dr Zhenjun Zhao (Partner Investigator)

Brief description Identifying tear lipids, their deposition onto contact lenses and their role in the development of dry eye. Lipids provide a critical layer in the human tear film that retards evaporation and helps nourish and protect the eye. We will identify the molecules within this essential "oil slick" to better understand dry eye syndrome and the discomfort associated with wearing contact lenses. This may lead to new treatments for dry eye and novel technologies that provide greater comfort for the ~120,000 Australians who wear contact lenses. This collaborative research directly supports the mission of a respected non-profit organisation (Institute for Eye Research) and will train scientists in world-leading analytical technologies that are essential to Australia's emerging biotechnology industries.

Funding Amount $303,000

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