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A first-of-its-kind stem cell-based treatment for retinitis pigmentosa developed by UC Irvine’s Dr. Henry Klassen, Dr. Jing Yang and colleagues has received consent from the U.S. Food & Drug Administration for use in a clinical trial.
New world-class home of Gavin Herbert Eye Institute has been years in the making
Hindsight, unlike many people’s vision, is always 20/20. Laser eye surgery has become so common, it’s easy to forget that just three decades ago a promising new treatment was greeted with skepticism and even fear. “When the ultrashort pulse laser came along, we were excited that it was a more controlled, delicate way of cutting […]
Dr. Roger Steinert has developed techniques that have helped improve the eyesight of millions.
Dr. Henry Klassen is discovering new ways to use stem cells to repair the retina, offering new hope for people suffering from retinitis pigmentosa and macular degeneration.
UC Irvine physics & astronomy professor Roger McWilliams often appears to have stepped out of a time machine — from the past. He rides to work on a reproduction vintage bicycle with a wide leather seat and big chrome handlebars. When he does drive a car, it’s a 60-year-old Jaguar that he fixes himself with […]