New Grant Awarded to Assist Glaucoma Study

Source: Life Science Daily

Friday, June 16, 2017 | Awards , Glaucoma

The National Eye Institute has awarded a $2.55 million R01 grant earmarked for exploring how glaucoma is associated with individual-specific biomechanics of the eye. University of Alabama at Birmingham Department of Ophthalmology Assistant Professor Massimo A. Fazio and Christopher A. Girkin will examine biomechanical differences in the optic nerve that may explain why individuals of African descent are at greatest risk of developing glaucoma.

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