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FY2009-2010 Vision Research Program Abstracts

To maximize the funds available for research, the FY2009 and FY2010 Congressional appropriations for the Vision Research Program were combined, and 12 grants were selected for funding. The abstracts are listed below.

Dr. Nicholas Brecha, A Novel Approach to Alleviating Aberrant Calcium Signaling Causing Retinal Cell Loss in Traumatic Optic Neuropathy

Dr. Stacey Choi, Ultrahigh Resolution Retinal Imaging with Adaptive Optics for Early Diagnosis of Traumatic Brain Injury

Dr. Kenneth Ciuffreda, Treatment of TBI-Induced Oculomotor Dysfunctions and Associated Reading Problems

Dr. Colin Doherty, Evaluation of an Acute RNAi-Mediated Therapeutic for Visual Dysfunction Associated with Traumatic Brain Injury

Dr. Randy Kardon, Objective Methods to Test Visual Dysfunction in the Presence of Cognitive Impairment

Dr. Thao (Vicky) Nguyen, Computational Model of the Eye for Primary and Secondary Blast Trauma

Dr. Yury Petrov, Oculomotor Reflexes as a Test of Visual Dysfunctions in Cognitively Impaired Observers

Dr. Uri Polat, A Behavioral Treatment for Traumatic Brain Injury Associated Visual Dysfunction Based on Adult Cortical Plasticity

Dr. Richard Regueiro, Simulation of Blast Loading on an Ultrastructurally-Based Computation Model of the Ocular Lens

Dr. Tonia Rex, Treatment of Traumatic Vision Loss in a New Mouse Model of Blast Injury

Dr. Gregory Schultz, Reduction of Corneal Scarring Following Blast and Burn Injuries to Cornea Using siRNAs Targeting TGFb and CTGF

Dr. James Weiland, Wearable Visual Aid as Treatment for TBI Associated Visual Dysfunction