The ultimate goal of our research is to help patients affected by various forms of debilitating vision impairment or blindness. It is essential that our efforts extend beyond the experiments we perform on our lab benches. Therefore, we continually strive to help patients understand the science behind their conditions and educate them about available therapies or ongoing proof-of-concept studies that could mature into clincal therapies.
Our goal is to stimulate as much interaction between clinicians, researchers and patients as possible, whether that be via email, a phone call or a tour of the research facility. This type of community outreach benefits patients but, more importantly, it inspires our researchers by serving as a constant reminder of why we do what we do! We are incredibly grateful to the patients that have shown an interest in our Department’s research program.