Monday, May 23, 2016

May Science Cafe: 5/24, 7pm -- Dr. Kara Maki (RIT) -- "A Mathematician's Perspective on Dry Eye Disease"

Tomorrow, Tuesday May 24, the Rochester Science Cafe will be holding our final cafe of our Spring 2016 series. Please join us at 7pm at the Pittsford Plaza Barnes and Noble, upstairs in the community room, for:


Dr. Kara Maki
Asst. Professor, School of Mathematical Sciences +
Center for Applied and Computational Mathematics
RIT


"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.


For more info on her research, feel free to also check out her website.  

We look forward to seeing you tomorrow. While our regular monthly cafes will take their usual summer break, we do plan to return in September to begin our eighth year as Rochester's pre-eminent venue for free public scientific discussions. There may also be some exciting new programs we begin, and we'll keep you informed as we go.

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