Computational fluid dynamics of the tear film

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The tear film is crucial to clear vision and protection of the delicate ocular surface. In recent years the tear film composition has been recharacterized to consist of a heterogeneous fluid rather than a compartmentalised structure. However, knowledge of the mechanics of the tear film has not kept pace. Increased near viewing tasks such as screen work, environmental factors e.g. allergens and microbes, drug delivery, aging and contact lens wear all impact on the tear film. Understanding the natural tear film environment is key to developing strategies to minimise the stress on the ocular surface from these external factors.

The successful HDR would have skills in mathematical modelling and an interest in biological systems. Proficient programming experience is essential.

Supervisory team
Shane
Keating

Science
Mathematics & Statistics
Arthur
Ho

Science
Optometry and Vision Science
Nicole
Carnt

Science
Optometry and Vision Science
s.keating@unsw.edu.au