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The “Who” of Light-Sensitivity: Who gets it and what can we do about it? May 28, 2020 [videopress 3ZogEhnL] Read More
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EyeChat with Dr. Harv Podcast on “Light-Sensitivity Unpacked” May 18, 2020   [videopress GFk68YQ5] Read More
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Relationships Between Short-Term Exposure to an Indoor Environment and Dry Eye (DE) Symptoms May 10, 2020 Air composition influences Dry Eye (DE) symptoms as demonstrated by studies that have linked the outdoor environment to DE. However, there is insufficient data on the effect of short-term exposure to indoor environments on DE symptoms. We conducted a prospective experimental research, in which an older building served as an[...] Read More
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Palpebral and facial skin infestation by Demodex folliculorum – Contact Lens and Anterior Eye May 10, 2020 Purpose To evaluate facial Demodex densities in participants with varying severities of blepharitis secondary to Demodex folliculorumassessed by the highest number of cylindrical dandruff on one lid. Methods This double masked cross-sectional study included 58 participants [19 control, 21 mild/moderate and 18 severe Demodex blepharitis] who underwent a standardized skin-surface[...] Read More
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Development of Feasible Methods to Image the Eyelid Margin May 10, 2020 Purpose: To develop a feasible method to image eyelid margin structures using in vivo confocal microscopy (IVCM) for use in clinical research. Second, to assess the association between IVCM and meibography images. Methods: IVCM was performed on the central upper eyelid margin of 13 healthy participants (31 ± 5 years).[...] Read More
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The Ocular Surface and the Coronavirus Disease 2019: Does a Dual ‘Ocular Route’ Exist? May 10, 2020 Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is an important health problem that was defined as a pandemic by the World Health Organization on 11 March 2020. Although great concern has been expressed about COVID-19 infection acquired through ocular transmission, its underlying mechanism has not currently been clarified. In the current work, we[...] Read More
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Reflectance confocal microscopy enabling full viewing of Demodex sp. – Ribeiro – – International Journal of Dermatology – Wiley Online Library May 10, 2020 Reflectance confocal microscopy enabling full viewing of Demodex sp. - below image from...   — Read on onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/ijd.14911 Read More
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Development of an inactivated vaccine candidate for SARS-CoV-2 | Science May 9, 2020 Abstract The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome–coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) has resulted in an unprecedented public health crisis. There are currently no SARS-CoV-2-specific treatments or vaccines available due to the novelty of the virus. Hence, rapid development of effective vaccines against SARS-CoV-2 are urgently needed.[...] Read More
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Micro piezo drug delivery for Neurotransmitter-Based Retinal Prosthesis: Blast from the past 2003 April 27, 2020 Blast from the past... "Towards a Neurotransmitter-Based Retinal Prosthesis Using an Inkjet Print-head". Biomedical Microdevices 5:3, 195- 199, 2003. HA Fishman and co-workers. This work shows one of the earliest examples (2003 publication from my lab) of drug delivery using micro piezo technology from an ink- jet printer head. Abstract. Electronic chips[...] Read More
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EyeChat with Dr. Harv: Inaugural episode on FLOATERS! April 24, 2020   Read More