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A cure for dry eye could be a blink away


May 28, 2014

math graphic Kara Maki, an assistant professor at Rochester Institute of Technology's School of Mathematical Sciences, contributed to a recent NSF study seeking to understand the basic motion of tear film traversing the eye. "Tear Film Dynamic with Evaporation, Wetting and Time Dependent Flux boundary Condition on an Eye-shaped Domain," published in the journal Physics of Fluids on May 6, is an extension of Maki's doctoral research. Full Story

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