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  •   Home > News > Health & Safety

    Hopes a clinical trial will find a longer-term treatment for dry-eye disease

    Hopes a clinical trial will find a longer-term treatment for dry-eye disease


    Auckland University researchers are set to run trials using a cold-pressed castor oil enhanced with manuka and kanuka oils, as a safe and natural treatment.

    The most common cause of dry-eye disease is blepharitis -- a chronic condition with no known cure.

    Principal investigator Professor Jennifer Craig, says current treatments like eye-drops aren't really suitable long-term.

    She says eye drops often try to replace the watery part of the tears, when it's important to focus on the lipids -- but drops that do that tend to be more expensive.

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