|SCCO's Professor Paugh with Professor Liu, dean of the Medical School, Xiamen University.|
SCCO Associate Dean for Research Jerry R. Paugh, O.D., Ph.D., has returned from Xiamen, P.R. China, where he helped initiate a dry eye study involving fluorometry to investigate artificial tear residence time in dry eye patients. Dr. Paugh also visited the Xiamen Eye Institute of Xiamen University and gave a seminar on dry eye and contact lens solution reactions.
Xiamen (pronounced Shaumen), a city of 2 million people, is about 300 miles up the coast from Hong Kong and across the strait from Taiwan. Dr. Paugh worked with young ophthalmologists in the eye hospital, teaching our method of dry eye diagnosis and the fluorometry technique. The study involved evaluating three artificial tears for residence time (the time a topical formulation lasts on the ocular surface).
|Dr. Paugh instructing the investigative team in dry eye diagnosis at Xiamen Eye Hospital.|