Accession Number : ADA602344


Title :   Military Vision Research Program. Addendum


Descriptive Note : Final addendum rept. 1 Aug 2009-31 Jul 2011


Corporate Author : SCHEPENS EYE RESEARCH INST BOSTON MA


Personal Author(s) : Dartt, Darlene


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a602344.pdf


Report Date : Aug 2011


Pagination or Media Count : 35


Abstract : Eye injuries have increased in warfare over the past 200 years. In the current conflict the eye is particularly vulnerable to blast injury as well as to environmental stress from the current theaters of operation. For clear vision, the entire visual axis (tears, cornea, aqueous humor, lens, vitreous, retina, and optic nerve) must be transparent, intact, and healthy and each part of this axis functional. Each of these structures has its particular vulnerabilities. In the present proposal we have designed multiple projects to investigate the special vulnerabilities of the cornea, retina, optic nerve, and brain to mechanical, laser, infectious, and environmental trauma and to devise means to prevent, diagnose, and repair the sequelae of these traumas.


Descriptors :   *MILITARY RESEARCH , *VISION , *WOUNDS AND INJURIES , ANGIOGENESIS , BRAIN , CONFLICT , CORNEA , ENVIRONMENTS , EYE , LENSES , OPTIC NERVE , REPAIR , STEM CELLS , THEATER LEVEL OPERATIONS , TRAUMA , TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURIES , VULNERABILITY , WARFARE


Subject Categories : Anatomy and Physiology
      Medicine and Medical Research


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE