Title

Corneal Abrasion Project

Presenter Information

Dalal Abduljaleel

Department

Materials Science and Engineering

Major

Biological Sciences

Research Advisor

Day, D. E.
Watters, Richard J.

Advisor's Department

Materials Science and Engineering

Funding Source

OURE

Abstract

Regenerating the cornea using borate bioactive glass solution may solve the ever-existing obstacles with corneal transplantation. The cornea is the outermost layer of the eye that is responsible of refracting the light entering the eye. Corneal injuries are many and common among people and animals. There is a substantial lack of medicines when it comes to treating corneal ulcers in animals which leads to greater damages. In the minor cases of corneal abrasions, people recover without permeant problems. However, when the abrasion degree is deeper, infections and other complications may rise, causing long-term vision problems. This project was designed to test the effects of borate bioactive glass in vivo on corneal wound healing using the 1550 and the 1605 glass fibers. Thus, the hypothesis was that the solution of borate glass will have a beneficial effect and will result in faster re-epithelialization than the commercial optic drops (double antibiotic drops).

Biography

Dalal Abduljaleel is a college student who is working towards becoming a research scientist and who will be graduating with her BS in Biological Sciences in December of 2018 from Missouri University of Science and Technology. From there, she hopes to rise with her intellectual capabilities that she has been developing over the past two years and realize her professional ambition of starting her own company. Dalal has two outstanding research experiences in the biomedical field. Thus, both of her research projects are novel and potentially patentable. Dalal has served as the event coordinator at the International Student Club (ISC) and the African Student Association (ASA). Dalal who has been once a shy person and a non-English speaker, has managed to get out of her comfort zone to become someone that fearlessly pursue their dreams.

Research Category

Engineering

Presentation Type

Poster Presentation

Document Type

Poster

Award

Engineering poster session, First place

Location

Upper Atrium

Presentation Date

17 Apr 2018, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Corneal Abrasion Project

Upper Atrium

Regenerating the cornea using borate bioactive glass solution may solve the ever-existing obstacles with corneal transplantation. The cornea is the outermost layer of the eye that is responsible of refracting the light entering the eye. Corneal injuries are many and common among people and animals. There is a substantial lack of medicines when it comes to treating corneal ulcers in animals which leads to greater damages. In the minor cases of corneal abrasions, people recover without permeant problems. However, when the abrasion degree is deeper, infections and other complications may rise, causing long-term vision problems. This project was designed to test the effects of borate bioactive glass in vivo on corneal wound healing using the 1550 and the 1605 glass fibers. Thus, the hypothesis was that the solution of borate glass will have a beneficial effect and will result in faster re-epithelialization than the commercial optic drops (double antibiotic drops).