Dr. Sudha K. Iyengar receives grant from Eversight, a nonprofit network of eye banks

Dr. Sudha Iyengar will receive $20,000 to identify genomic biomarkers for Fuchs’ endothelial corneal dystrophy. Fuchs causes swelling of the cornea, resulting in reduced ability to see details, visual haloes, and sensitivity to bright lights.  Dr. Iyengar’s work will help clarify why some people have a higher risk of the disease as well as potentially aid eye banks in identifying appropriate donor tissue for cornea transplants.  Congratulations Sudha!