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Identify the effects of long-term use of video games, handheld gaming devices, & cell phone use has on adult and children vision

Conduct research to identify the effects of long-term use of video games, handheld gaming devices, and cell phone use has on adult's and children's vision. Effects of long-term use of handheld devices could be causing permanent damage to adult and children vision. Does long-term use of handheld devices increase the risk of needing prescription glasses? Research may show a direct correlation to deterioration of vision... more »

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What are the genetic biomarkers/factors that confer risk for development and progression of diabetic retinopathy?

Submitted by: NEI Collaborative Clinical Research Program Officers

Diabetes often leads to end-organ complications, one of which is diabetic retinopathy and vision loss. This has a significant impact on quality of life for the diabetic patient. Finding genetic determinants would be predictive for this outcome within the diabetic population and may potentially lead to therapeutic interventions.

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Determine and manipulate candidate genes for comitant strabismus

In October 2017, Jiang Zhang and Toshihiko Matuso have published "MGSTX and WNT2 are candidate genes for comitant strabismus susceptibility in Japanese patients" (PeerJ 5:33935). I suggest replicating this study in other national groups. Then, knock-out the identified genes in animal models before proceeding to human therapy.

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