Extended Ortho-K Lens for Myopics
Project Description

Ortho-K lens is available for the treatment of myopic. OK lenses are worn overnight to free the wearer from glasses during waking hours. The project's goal is to extend the glasses-free period up to one week between ortho-K lens wear. A combination of medication, light therapy, and corneal shaping will be tested to extend the stability of the cornea on porcine eyes in vitro and rabbit eyes in vivo.

Supervisor
LAM David Chuen Chun
Co-Supervisor
LAM David Chuen Chun
Quota
2
Course type
UROP1000
UROP1100
UROP2100
UROP3100
UROP4100
Applicant's Roles

The applicant will learn to A) design lens; B) fabricate lens; C) develop a test protocol for porcine eyes and D) develop a test protocol for rabbit eyes. The successful candidate will work closely with the supervisor in the development and analysis of the results with the goal of publishing the findings in a journal.

Applicant's Learning Objectives

The applicant will learn how to conduct experimental research in a high end project.

Complexity of the project
Challenging