$17.2 million grant awarded to research Alzheimer’s connection with eye health

The National Institute on Aging has awarded a $17.2 million grant to University of Washington School of Medicine assistant professor of ophthalmology Cecilia Lee, MD, to lead a research team looking to make connections between eye diseases and Alzheimer’s disease.
The team, comprised of University of Washington and Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute investigators, is undertaking the Eye ACT study to determine associations between modern ophthalmic data and cognitive decline and to determine associations of ophthalmic disease severity with neuropathological indicators

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