CLU Issue 28 Spotlights Bacteria-Fighting Technology

Issue 28 of Contact Lens Update, published by the Centre for Contact Lens Research (CCLR), University of Waterloo, features a “chemical nose” for detecting ocular pathogens using gold nanostars. Debarun Dutta of the University of New South Wales reviews a simple and inexpensive technique to visually detect contamination in contact lens cases using gold nanoparticles, which can be tuned to change colour when bacteria are detected.

Dr. Dutta also shares insights from the Annual Meeting of The Association for Research in Vision and Opthalmology (ARVO) regarding antimicrobial peptides.

Included in this issue is a new patient handout on cleaning instructions for contact lens wearers.

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