Kelley L Moran

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The continued peripheral growth of the lens, resulting in the concentration of older tissue toward the center, has the important optical consequence of producing a lens of variable refractive index. An approach consisting of the projection of fine laser beams through excised lenses in physiological solution has been used for in vitro study of lens optical(More)
Previous work using the in vitro bovine lens as a model has shown a correlation between toxicity and lens optical function and showed much higher sensitivity in detecting irritancy of several surfactants at much lower concentrations than the Draize score. In the current study, cultured bovine lenses were used to study the effects of the surfactant sodium(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate in vitro methods for testing the toxicity of the surfactants, sodium dodecyl sulfate (SDS) and benzalkonium chloride (BAK), and Ultraviolet (UV)-B radiation to the bovine lens. METHODS Lenses were dissected from bovine eyes--obtained from a local abattoir--and incubated in M199 culture medium at 37 degrees C, with 4% CO(2) and 96% air(More)
This study reports for the first time a therapeutic modality for the suppression of posterior subcapsular cataract (PSC) formation in an animal model (rabbit) of vitrectomy. This therapeutic modality may also have the potential to attenuate/prevent the high incidence of loss of vision due to cataract formation in patients that undergo vitrectomy.(More)
This study determines the relative ocular lens irritancy of 16 common partially transparent or non-transparent consumer hygiene products. The irritancy was found by measuring the changes in the sharpness of focus [referred to as the back vertex distance (BVD) variability] of the cultured bovine lens using a scanning laser In Vitro Assay System. This method(More)
PURPOSE This project studied the effect of age on optical quality of cultured bovine lenses exposed to a number of common surfactants and alcohol. METHODS Lenses from calves (8-18 months) and cows (2-3 years) were isolated aseptically and studied optically for 96 h after treatment with various commercial surfactants and an alcohol. Potential eye irritancy(More)
Pre-screening of cosmetic ingredients is vital for consumer safety. Previous in vivo techniques, such as the Draize test, have proved to be unreliable in predicting ocular irritancy and therefore there is a need for alternate testing methodologies. One such test is the scanning laser in vitro assay system which quantifies irritancy based on the focusing(More)
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