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