The Role Of Microglia In Early Diabetic Retinopathy

Grant number: 1138509 | Funding period: 2018 - 2020

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Abstract

Diabetic retinopathy is one of the most feared complications of diabetes. This project will examine the role that retinal immune cells called microglia have in causing early changes in the vasculature. We will examine whether diabetes changes the way neurons communicate with blood vessels, opening up a possible treatment target that could prevent the progression to more advanced disease.