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Eye Can See Clearly Now: Structure of Lipid That Keeps Our Tears Clear Discovered

News   Aug 08, 2018 | Original story from The American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

 
Eye Can See Clearly Now: Structure of Lipid That Keeps Our Tears Clear Discovered

Researchers in Australia using advanced mass spectrometry approaches have determined the structure of an ultra long-chain fatty acid that is key to keeping the tear film lipid layer optically clear. The finding may be used to improve eye drop formulations. Credit: Sarah Hancock/JLR

 
 
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