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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Lipid mediators and their signaling in ocular surface inflammation and meibomian gland dysfunction
Principal Investigator:

Anat Galor

Location: Miami, FL
Congressional District Code: 24
Research Service: Biomedical Laboratory R&D
Project Period: October 2020 - September 2024
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $291,800
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Dry eye (DE) affects 1 in 5 veterans and impacts quality of life. It is a complex disease that manifests with multiple symptoms (e.g. pain, visual disturbance) and signs (e.g. decreased tear production, increased evaporation). Key pathophysiological components of DE are ocular surface inflammation and meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD). Despite its frequency and morbidity, current therapies do not relieve symptoms in all patients. In order to appropriately manage DE, it is necessary to understand...

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