Funded Project Details - FY2021
|Title:|| Shedding light on glaucoma: optogenetics regulation of ciliary phosphoinositides|
||Palo Alto, CA
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||Clinical Science R&D
|| October 2016 -
|FY 2021 Funding Amount:
|Total Award Amount
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DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Glaucoma is a leading cause of irreversible blindness in the world, and it affects more than 285,000 U.S. veterans. Elevated intraocular pressure (IOP) is associated with both development and progression of primary open angle glaucoma, and IOP is the only modifiable risk factor for the disease. However, the mechanisms causing elevated IOP remain poorly understood. Trabecular meshwork cells are critical to maintaining a normal aqueous fluid flow an...
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