Kenneth Polse

Research Expertise and Interest

optometry, vision science, tear mixing, epithelial barrier function, contact lens extended wear

Research Description

From 1972 to 2003, Professor Kenneth A. Polse served the UC Berkeley School of Optometry in many roles, including faculty member, Clinic Director, and Associate Dean. His research focused on cornea and contact lenses, methodological and laboratory strategies for non-invasive in vivo assessment of human corneal function, and the effects of disease, environment, and medical intervention on corneal structure and function.

Professor Polse retired from the Berkeley Optometry and Vision Science faculty in 2005, but remains active. He is currently a Professor of the Graduate School at UC Berkeley, and Director of the Berkeley Clinical Scientist Development Program (BCSDP), an important clinical training program funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) featuring novel and exciting opportunities for intensive training in clinical patient-based research.

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