University Gets $1.9 Million for Glaucoma Detection
"The University of Alabama at Birmingham will use a $1.9 million grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for a glaucoma detection program," reports the Birmingham Business Journal. "The telemedicine program will work with independent optometrists located near two central Alabama Walmart Vision Centers. The program is primarily aimed at detecting glaucoma in African-Americans over age 40, who are among the most likely to develop the disease." Read more.