The Retina Foundation of the Southwest, established in 1975, is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit vision research institute dedicated to preventing vision loss and restoring sight through innovative research and treatment. Our scientists are leading the way the world understands, prevents, …Read More
The Retina Foundation is pioneering research to develop new technologies to prevent vision loss and restore sight through early detection and treatment of AMD. Our approach is integrating the expertise of scientists, medical doctors and engineers to create cutting-edge treatments to meet the direct needs of patients affected by AMD...Click Here To Learn More
Our research aims to improve vision for children affected by pediatric eye conditions. Vision loss during childhood can impact a child's ability to learn important skills for growth, development and independence. 60% of the patients served by the Retina Foundation are children...Click Here To Learn More
We are world renowned for 37 years of translational research in retinal degeneration, where discoveries in the laboratory are directly transferred to patients in clinical studies. Biotech and pharmaceutical companies partner with the Retina Foundation because of our expertise in clinical trial procedures, which in turn accelerates the delivery of treatments to the patients who need it...Click Here To Learn More
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October 1, 2019 The Retina Foundation of the Southwest is one of four U.S. centers conducting a Phase 1/2 dose escalation, gene replacement trial for x-linked retinitis pigmentosa (XLRP). On September 26th, the clinical trial sponsor, Applied Genetic Technologies Corporation …
September 26, 2019 Ruvanthi Kularatne, Ph.D., is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Retina Foundation of the Southwest, working under the direction of Karl Csaky, M.D., Ph.D., Managing & Medical Director. Dr. Kularatne has spent the past year evaluating the effectiveness …
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