Accession Number:

ADA426134

Title:

Low Vision Research at the Schepens Eye Research Institute

Descriptive Note:

Final Addendum rept. 1 Jul 2003-30 Jun 2004

Corporate Author:

SCHEPENS EYE RESEARCH INST BOSTON MA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2004-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

64.0

Abstract:

This proposal entitled, Low Vision Research at The Schepens Eye Research Institute, is a collaborative, multi-disciplinary effort by four investigators working on four different studies. Project 1 focuses on determining effective ways to suppress corneal cell death resulting from inflammation, immune responses, and trauma. Project 2 focuses on identifying factors that can predict dry eye complications of LASIK surgery. Project 3 focuses on developing bioengineering methods using cultured human corneal endothelial cells HCEC . Project 4 continues with the remote diagnosis of retinal damage, which has progressed in the analysis, design and implementation of the optics train, the embedded image acquisition system, and the laser interlock system of the LSDC. All of these studies involve critical and under-investigated research areas with military relevance relating to the health and vision of the armed forces.

Subject Categories:

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE