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Rice University bioengineering students responded to an ophthalmologist's cry for help with a device to diagnose dry eye, the itching and burning sensation that results when a person doesn't produce enough tears or the tears evaporate too quickly. A team of five seniors made a portable unit that controls the air around a patient's eyes so doctors can study and treat those who suffer from this painful condition. Stephen Pflugfelder, the James and Margaret Elkins Chair and professor of...
Women over the age of 40 who are past menopause can take part in a research study evaluating omega-3 fatty acids or fish oil as a treatment for dry eye. Dry eye is one of the most prevalent eye conditions in the United States, said Dr. Stephen Pflugfelder, professor of ophthalmology at Baylor College of Medicine and lead investigator of the BCM research site. Women who have passed menopause appear to have a predisposition for the condition, he said. "Dietary intake of fish "“ especially...
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