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Unravelling the role of scleral events on a novel treatment for Myopia using microscopy techniques

Project description

Novel insight into myopia

Myopia or near-sightedness has recently seen an alarming increase among young people, reaching 30 % in Europe and the USA and over 80 % in Asia. Since refractive surgery constitutes the only therapy for myopia, there is a pressing need to better understand the underlying causes of the condition and develop new treatments. To this end, the EU-funded MYOMICRO project will develop innovative optical instruments that enable myopic eye characterisation in unprecedented detail. Scientists will investigate the optical, structural and mechanical properties of myopic eyes, advancing our knowledge on the biological alterations that take place during myopia development. The project's results are expected to advance existing treatment solutions.

Coordinator

AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Net EU contribution
€ 263 732,16
Address
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid
Spain

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Region
Comunidad de Madrid Comunidad de Madrid Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Partners (1)

Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

PRESIDENT AND FELLOWS OF HARVARD COLLEGE
United States
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Massachusetts Avenue 1350
02138 Cambridge

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 177 265,92