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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Topical Drug Delivery for Treating Macular Degeneration
Principal Investigator:

Nathan Ravi

Location: St Louis, MO
Congressional District Code: 1
Research Service: Rehabilitation R&D
Project Period: January 2020 - September 2022
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $55,844
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Many blinding eye diseases, such as age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and diabetic retinopathy (DR), are commonly seen in veterans. If left untreated, both AMD and DR can result in irreversible blindness. Both diseases exhibit increased permeability of blood vessels in the macula (central) portion below the retina, the choroid, leading to abnormal fluid accumulation and vision loss. The dry form of AMD does not cause much vision reduction; however, the wet form (10-15% of AMD) is associated...

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