TUCSON, Ariz. (KGUN) — Researchers at The University of Arizona say eye infections are common in rural farming communities, and a scratch on the cornea caused during agricultural work can get infected and turn into a scar, which will lead to an ulcer.
According to data published by The Lancet Global Health every year, Corneal ulcers cause blindness and visual impairment in 4.3 million people worldwide.
With the $1 million grant from the National Eye Institute, Dongkyun Kang is currently working on a portable device that will reduce the cost, time, and increase the accessibility of diagnosing ulcers.
STAY IN TOUCH WITH US ANYTIME, ANYWHERE
- Download our free app for Roku, FireTV, AppleTV, Alexa, and mobile devices.
- Sign up for daily newsletters emailed to you
- Like us on Facebook
- Follow us on Instagram
- Follow us on Twitter