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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Novel Treatments for Modulation of Innate Immunity in Veteran Related Eye Diseases
Principal Investigator:

Vinay K Aakalu

Location: Chicago, IL
Congressional District Code: 7
Research Service: Biomedical Laboratory R&D
Project Period: October 2018 - September 2023
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $0
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Dry eye disease (DED) is a common condition that can cause discomfort and adversely affect visual quality and quality of life. Many subtypes of DED are associated with ocular surface inflammation. Inflammation of the ocular surface is mediated by both the innate and adaptive immune systems. Inflammation in DED can be associated with ocular pain. Mixed DED (MDE) is characterized by decreased tear production (aqueous deficient) and greater evaporation of the tear film (evaporative dry eye). MDE is...

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