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Funded Project Details - FY2021




Project Number:

I01RX002806-01A1
Title: A TrkB Activator for Treatment of Glaucoma
Principal Investigator:

Jeffrey H Boatright

Location: Decatur, GA
Congressional District Code: 4
Research Service: Rehabilitation R&D
Project Period: October 2018 - September 2023
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $174,988
Total Award Amount
(all years):
$1,100,000
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER
Go To NIH RePORTER


Excerpt:

Glaucoma is a serious and growing health problem for our nation's Veterans. At least 285,000 Veterans (possibly over 700,000) have this chronic disease, the leading cause of irreversible blindness globally. Prevalence is greater among Veterans than in the general population and is increasing dramatically. Women Veterans and blast injury survivors are at higher risk for developing glaucoma as they age. Glaucoma is a serious problem for our nation's Veterans; we intend to do something about this....



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