Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

UI receives grant for vision research

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Research to Prevent Blindness (RPB) has awarded a grant of $110,000 to the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine to support research into the causes, treatment, and prevention of blinding eye diseases. The research will be directed by Keith Carter, MD, Chair of UI’s Department of Ophthalmology.

“Funding from RPB is vital for our research involving the understanding of macular diseases, stem cell based treatments for Best disease, and the clinical features of optic disc progression in patients with ocular hypertension and early glaucoma. We appreciate their support and look forward to the research’s impact for patients facing blinding eye diseases,” states Dr. Carter.

RPB is the world's leading voluntary organization supporting eye research. To date, the organization has awarded more than $4.2 million in grant support to UI investigators. For information on RPB, go to www.rpbusa.org