Oct 19, 2020
UCI-led study reveals significant restoration of retinal and visual function following gene therapy
UCI researchers working on a breakthrough study have results showing the restoration of retinal and visual functions of mice models suffering from inherited retinal disease.
Aug 12, 2015
UCI-led team begins first clinical trial of stem cell-based retinitis pigmentosa treatment
UC Irvine’s Dr. Henry Klassen leads first clinical trial of stem cell-based retinitis pigmentosa treatment.
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The UCI Health Gavin Herbert Eye Institute now offers sight-saving ocular stem cell transplants for severe eye surface damage, becoming only the second medical institution in the nation to treat this blinding condition.
UCI ophthalmologists and medical students regularly volunteer their time working at the OC Eye project clinic. The OC Eye Project hosts free ophthalmology clinics for medically-underserved residents in Orange County.
As 2022 draws to a close, we can celebrate an amazing year of growth and success for the Gavin Herbert Eye Institute.
Oct 13, 2022 | Ophthalmology Times
UCI-led report illustrates potential of precision genome editing in treating inherited retinal diseases
According to UCI researchers, current preclinical successes and clinical genome editing approaches for treating inherited retinal degenerative disease and stresses there is hope that in vivo gene editing will be the future treatment paradigm for these diseases.
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