Gene Identification for Keratoconus - a Blinding Eye Disease [ 2016 - ]

Also known as: 5013700

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Researchers: A/Pr Kathryn Burdon (Principal investigator) ,  A/Pr Richard Mills Dr Jac Charlesworth Dr Shiwani Sharma Prof Paul Baird

Brief description Keratoconus is a common eye disease where the cornea at the front of the eye progressively becomes thinner and bulges out, resulting in severe visual impairment in young people. This project is investigating the genetic causes of keratoconus in a large collection of Australian patients. We aim to be better able to predict who will develop the disease and treat them earlier, as well as be able to target treatments to the causes of disease.

Funding Amount $912,880.00

Funding Scheme Project Grants

Notes Standard Project Grant

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