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Contact Lens Biocompatibility Analysis
It has been estimated that about 125 million people use contact lenses worldwide, including 28 to 38 million in the United States and 13 million in Japan. Dr. Jean Jacob investigates the biocompatibility of contact lens materials as well as the biocompatibility of lens solutions to the lenses. The scope of her investigations include:
Artificial blinking device for in vitro modeling of lens biofouling/release characterizations
Additionally, Dr. Jacob chairs a yearly international Symposium on the Material Science and Chemistry of Contact Lenses held here in New Orleans.