Indiana University Researcher Receives $2.35 Million From NIH for Glaucoma Research
William H. Swanson, PhD, professor at Indiana University School of Optometry, received a $2.35 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to further his glaucoma research.
According to a news release, Dr. Swanson’s research group will conduct a study on improved methods for screening and testing for the presence, progression, and pattern of glaucomatous damage. Researchers will analyze a combination of data from a United Kingdom study of 450 glaucoma patients and results from the testing of an additional 100 patients evaluated at optometric clinics in Bloomington and Indianapolis, Indiana, and New York.
“This research will produce a deeper scientific understanding of perimetry and will lead to improved methods for using perimetry in clinical studies, treatment trials, and care of individual patients,” said Dr. Swanson in a news release. “The potential public health benefit is substantial, given the large number of patients with glaucoma.”
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