RPB researchers are working to improve the management of dry eye. Our grants program covers every sight-threatening condition, including dry eye.
An RPB grantee makes a key discovery involving genes that are essential for eye health.
Dry eye, a global problem affecting more than 30 million people in the U.S. alone, occurs when the eye does not produce tears properly or when the tears are not of the correct consistency and evaporate too quickly.
[Note: this is an older, but still potentially useful, article from the RPB archives.] David A. Sullivan, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Ophthalmology Schepens Eye Research Institute Harvard Medical School...