The SHIVA research project aims at preventing cognitive impairment and dementia by tackling one of their leading causes: small vessel diseases.
Led by Profs. Stéphanie Debette and Thierry Couffinal at the Bordeaux University Hospital, SHIVA was nominated as a laureate in the Hopsital-University Research in health (RHU) program operated by France’s National Research Agency. Thanks to this new award, the project will receive 8.2 million euros in governmental funding.
As a partner in the SHIVA project, Imagine Eyes collaborates with a team of neurologists, cardiologists and ophthalmologists. This joint taskforce develops new retinal imaging technologies that use the eye as a window to the brain. The goal is to enable detecting small vessel diseases through quick eye examinations, before severe brain damage occurs.