Contact lens platforms for ocular health monitoring

Moreddu, Rosalia ORCID: 0000-0002-0332-1606 (2021). Contact lens platforms for ocular health monitoring. University of Birmingham. Ph.D.

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As of today, the World Health Organization (WHO) counts millions of cases of preventable blindness every year in high income countries, attributed to the lack of early-stage ophthalmic screening technologies. Contemporary methods rely on bulky and costly equipment exclusively operated by specialized clinicians, resulting in a medical approach based on reaction over prevention. A possible approach results from a literature survey on the tear fluid properties, which revealed its potential to be used as a diagnostic medium. However, existing tear sampling technologies lack practicality, and introduce a high contamination risk of tear samples.

Type of Work: Thesis (Doctorates > Ph.D.)
Award Type: Doctorates > Ph.D.
Licence: All rights reserved
College/Faculty: Colleges (2008 onwards) > College of Engineering & Physical Sciences
School or Department: School of Chemical Engineering
Funders: Other
Other Funders: University of Birmingham, College of Engineering & Physical Sciences, School of Chemical Engineering
Subjects: R Medicine > RE Ophthalmology
T Technology > TP Chemical technology


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