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Dec. 29, 2008

At A Glance

Research to Prevent Blindness renews UI support

A $110,000 research continuation grant from Research to Prevent Blindness (RPB) will help support investigations at the University of Iowa Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences into the causes, treatment and prevention of blinding diseases such as macular degeneration and glaucoma.

To date, RPB has awarded grants totaling nearly $3.4 million in research support to UI investigators.

"We are grateful for the continued support of RPB. Unrestricted funding is critical in our faculty's efforts to find the underlying causes of eye diseases and develop effective treatments to those diseases," said Keith D. Carter, M.D., UI head and professor of ophthalmology and visual sciences.

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