New research being carried out by the Singapore Eye Research Institute (SERI) will help to examine the impact that wearing contact lenses has on the eye, it has been claimed.
The study will use the AB SCIEX TripleTOF 5600 System and the SERI hopes it will lead to improved diagnosis and pharmacological treatments for dry eye and other conditions which affect millions of people around the planet, the Sun Herald reported.
Experts at the institute will also determine how epithelial cells on the surface of the cornea are affected by contact lenses, as this is an area which is not yet fully understood by the scientific community.
"By studying the metabolomics of contact lens wear, the SERI researchers will be able to better understand how the cells on the surface of the cornea are affected by the type of lens, as well as the length of time wearing the lens," the Sun Herald explained.
Meanwhile, a new study is being carried out by the Cornea Research Foundation of America to compare patient satisfaction among people who have undergone Lasik laser eye surgery and those who wear contact lenses for vision correction.
by Martin Burns