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August 11th, 2010

New 'fuzzy fiber' could help glaucoma sufferers

Abstract:
A futuristic fabric originally developed for use in the aviation and energy industries could find use in treating advanced glaucoma, researchers said Tuesday, Aug. 10.

For almost a decade, Khalid Lafdi at the University of Dayton Research Institute has been developing a carbon-based nanotechnology nicknamed "fuzzy fiber" for its furry texture.

Lafdi developed the material for use in such things as aircraft coatings and wind turbines. But after teaming up with UD grad Ed Timm, the owner of Mobius Therapeutics, Lafdi started exploring the use of fuzzy fiber to treat advanced glaucoma.

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