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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Dopamine treatments for diabetic retinopathy
Principal Investigator:

Machelle T. Pardue

Location: Decatur, GA
Congressional District Code: 4
Research Service: Rehabilitation R&D
Project Period: January 2018 - December 2021
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $294,434
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Diabetic retinopathy (DR) is already the leading cause of blindness in working age adults, and the incidence of DR is predicted to double in the US by 2050 (NIH National Eye Institute data). With the prevalence of diabetes in veterans significantly higher than the civilian population, it is imperative that we develop new and more effective treatments for vision loss caused by DR. In the last funding cycle, we identified a novel neuroprotective agent for early stage DR: dopamine. Our research con...

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