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Funded Project Details - FY2021




Project Number:

I01HX002279-01A2
Title: Recommendations and Interventions for and Changes in the Ocular Health and visual Function of Veterans with Traumatic Brain Injury
Principal Investigator:

Steven G. Scott

Location: Tampa, FL
Congressional District Code: 14
Research Service: Health Services R&D
Project Period: April 2018 - March 2022
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $89,822
Total Award Amount
(all years):
$1,007,921
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER
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Excerpt:

More than 65% of patients with blast-related and non-blast-related traumatic brain injuries report vision problems. Traumatic brain injury (TBI) related visual impairment can damage not only the eye, but the visual (sensory and ocular-motor) pathways and/or cortical processing areas. Thus, the traditional objectives and treatment plans for eye-related blindness or low-vision may not be appropriate for combat and TBI related vision injuries. In 2008, the Veteran Health Administration (VHA) publis...



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