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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Neural mechanisms underlying photophobia and dry eye
Principal Investigator:

Anat Galor

Location: Miami, FL
Congressional District Code: 24
Research Service: Clinical Science R&D
Project Period: April 2020 - March 2024
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $352,415
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


It is estimated that 19% of US veterans have dry eye (DE), of which painful ocular symptoms are a common manifestation. These can include sensations of dryness, burning, and extreme sensitivity to light (i.e., photophobia). The symptoms interfere with activities of daily living including driving and reading. Photophobia, in particular, is one of the most distressing symptoms as its occurrence results in high morbidity without effective treatment. Individuals most severely affected become prisone...

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