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Agency:    Department of Defense--Military
Bureau:    Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation
Account:    Research, development, test, and evaluation, Army (21-2040)
Certifying Official:    Deputy Comptroller Program/Budget
Contact Information:    http://WWW.DOD.GOV   703-697-5131
Military Low Vision Research

1 recipient will receive $1,916,000. This is a continuing earmark.
Year Enacted: 2005
Description: The investigators propose to prevent low vision that can occur in military battlefield environments. Low vision can occur in two different contexts. First, when operating sophisticated military equipment inadequate visual displays or poor environmental conditions can degrade functional vision. Second, lasers used in state-of-the-art equipment pose a threat to the retina when misused during operation on utilized by the enemy to disable equipment. The goal of the proposed grant is to: 1) determine the optimal visual display for maximum comprehension on complex military equipment, and 2) determine the best treatment to preserve vision after laser burn injury to the retina. Successful completion of this project will advance the military s ability to optimize visual displays for complex equipment and ensure successful use as well as prevent the retinal damage that can occur with the misuse of lasers in ranges, finders, missile guidance, and weapons.
Beneficiary/Recipient Amount ($K) Program Type Address
Schepens Eye Research Institute $1,916 Other
Boston, MA
Source: Appropriations Report Language - Conference
Reference: 108-622
Location: Line 31, Page 257
Citation Excerpt: Military Low Vision Research

Last Modified: 16-Apr-2007

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