Optometry Researchers Receive Ann Ellis Fund Award

Ohio State University College of Optometry researchers Nathan Doble, PhD, and Stacey Choi, PhD, along with Mark Slabaugh, MD from the Department of Ophthalmology, were awarded $100,000 over two years from the Ann Ellis Fund.

The grant will use the AO-optical coherence tomography (OCT)-scanning laser ophthalmoscope (SLO) system to image individual retinal ganglion cells (RGCs) and nerve fiber bundles (NFBs) in healthy and glaucomatous eyes and correlate these findings to functional measures such as visual fields. The work will allow for a much earlier diagnosis of glaucoma than standard clinical tests and a better understanding of the pathophysiology of the disease.

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