Military Vision Research Program. Addendum
Final addendum rept. 1 Aug 2009-31 Jul 2011
SCHEPENS EYE RESEARCH INST BOSTON MA
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Eye injuries have increased in warfare over the past 200 years. In the current conflict the eye is particularly vulnerable to blast injury as well as to environmental stress from the current theaters of operation. For clear vision, the entire visual axis tears, cornea, aqueous humor, lens, vitreous, retina, and optic nerve must be transparent, intact, and healthy and each part of this axis functional. Each of these structures has its particular vulnerabilities. In the present proposal we have designed multiple projects to investigate the special vulnerabilities of the cornea, retina, optic nerve, and brain to mechanical, laser, infectious, and environmental trauma and to devise means to prevent, diagnose, and repair the sequelae of these traumas.
- Anatomy and Physiology
- Medicine and Medical Research