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PURPOSE Weekly disposable soft contact lenses have been widely used recently, but their shield effects against ultraviolet (UV) irradiation remain to be evaluated. This study investigated the bioprotective effects of several weekly soft contact lenses against UVB irradiation on the corneal surface in a mouse model. METHODS Fifty ICR mice were randomly(More)
PURPOSE This study investigated the effects of dietary α-lipoic acid (α-LA) against ultraviolet B (UVB)-induced corneal and conjunctival degeneration in a mouse model. METHODS Female CBA mice were randomly divided into five study groups, including blank control, UVB without α-LA, and UVB with dietary α-LA at 1, 10, and 100 mg/kg body weight. Following UVB(More)
Groupware is often regarded as an important tool for facilitating team collaboration. However, most theoretical findings are obtained by using students as subjects. We are interested in knowing the practicability of groupware embedded in a professional community of practice. To gain insights into the reality of knowledge sharing and creation through(More)
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