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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Corneal Reconstruction through an In Situ-Forming Collagen Gel
Principal Investigator:

David Myung

Location: Palo Alto, CA
Congressional District Code: 18
Research Service: Rehabilitation R&D
Project Period: July 2019 - December 2021
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $75,000
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


As the dome-shaped, transparent outermost part of the eye, the cornea provides the majority of the focusing power for the visual pathway. When damaged due to severe injury or disease, its normally smooth contour and optical clarity are often lost, resulting in reduced vision and, in many cases, blindness. Restoration of normal corneal structure and function in Service Members and Veterans with vision-compromising corneal injuries and disease is a priority. In spite of the various types of cadave...

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