Corneal and Conjunctival Physiology

Our interests and expertise:

  • Development of in vitro models
  • Dry eye disease
  • Live imaging of cell morphology
  • Ocular response to contact lens wear
  • Physical and chemical characterization of the tear film
  • Tissue assessment: meibomian glands and lid wiper

Clinical capabilities:

  • Biomicroscopic grading with photo and video documentation
  • Confocal microscopy (in vivo)
  • Corneal and epithelial thickness
  • Corneal permeability
  • Corneal topography
  • Development of subjective tools and rating scales
  • Hyperemia assessment
  • Ocular biometry

Laboratory capabilities:

  • Cell culture and analysis
  • Cell identification, quantification and viability
  • Confocal micrscopy
  • Cytology and immunohistochemistry
  • High-sensitivity radioactive biochemical assays