Coats Receives NIH Grant to Measure Vitreoretinal Adhesion

vitreoretinal interfaceThe National Eye Institute at NIH recently awarded Brittany Coats a two-year R21  grant titled Quantitative Regional Analysis of Vitreoretinal Adhesion with Age. The grant began March 1, 2016 and will be focused on elucidating mechanisms of adhesion at the vitreoretinal interface, and quantifying how those mechanisms change with age. The data will be extremely informative for understanding and developing treatments for posterior vitreous detachment, for developing mechanically accurate computational models of the human eye, and for understanding mechanisms of pediatric traumatic retinal damage.

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