In the US, over 30 million people wear contact lenses and each year around 60,000 contract serious eye infections that put them at risk of going blind. Thorough cleaning is vital to prevent bacterial build-up on the lens but research has also shown that an individual’s tear chemistry affects the effectiveness of cleaning solutions.
The team use their device to demonstrate how tears impacts lens selection and care, and say it could be adapted for point-of-care testing in eye clinics.
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Contact lens-on-a-chip companion diagnostic for personalized medicine
Allan Guan, Yi Wang, Kenneth Scott Phillips and Zhenyu Li
Lab Chip, 2016, Accepted Manuscript
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