Dr. Kara Maki
Asst. Professor, School of Mathematical Sciences +
Center for Applied and Computational Mathematics
"A Mathematician's Perspective on Dry Eye Disease"
Dry eye syndrome is recognized to be a collection of problems associated with an insufficient or malfunctioning tear film, which may include increased evaporation. Dry eye accounts for a high percentage of visits to ophthalmologists with an estimated 4.9 million cases of moderate to severe dry eye patients age 50 and older in the United States. To date, there is no cure. In this talk, I explain how the ocular and applied mathematics communities are working together to better understand the causes of dry eye.
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