UNE researchers will see eye problems through a better lens, thanks to $6.6M grant

The University of New England has received a $6.6 million grant that could pave the way for new, more effective treatments for eye pain.

The five-year research grant was awarded by the National Eye Institute, a division of the National Institutes of Health, in Bethesda, Md., UNE announced Monday.

A team led by Ian Meng, director of UNE’s Center of Biomedical Research Excellence for the Study of Pain and Sensory Function, will use the funds to study changes to the corneal nerves in response to injury and chronic dry eye, both of which Meng describes as serious clinical problems. Read more

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