The University of the Incarnate Word Rosenberg School of Optometry (UIWRSO) announces that Srihari Narayanan, OD, PhD, FAAO, is the recipient of the American Academy of Optometry Foundation (AAOF) inaugural 2017 Korb – Exford Dry Eye Career Development Grant. His proposal titled “Meibomian Gland Dysfunction Management to Relieve Contact Lens Discomfort” was chosen out of twelve competitive proposals and will provide clinically useful data for the management of contact lens discomfort associated with MGD.
The goal of the study is to investigate if improving the health of the eyelid margin in patients with Meibomian gland dysfunction will increase comfort during contact lens wear in these patients.
“We are very proud of Dr. Narayanan. His project will help advance the clinical science and improve the lives of contact lens wearers around the world,” said Dr. Timothy Wingert, Dean, UIWRSO.
Narayanan was honored in October at the AAOF celebration luncheon held during the American Academy of Optometry’s Annual Meeting in Chicago, Illinois.