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Research Overview

Penn Ophthalmology is a pioneer in basic and clinical research, leading some of the most advanced ophthalmic research centers and initiatives in the world. The Department is a top recipient of National Eye Institute funding. Nearly all of the department's researchers are also practicing physicians, with specialized clinical knowledge. Last year, Penn Ophthalmology faculty produced 140 publications and had a research impact (H-index) of 117. Members of the Department of Ophthalmology conduct a wide variety of clinical trials. Search for ophthalmology clinical trials here. To learn more about Penn Ophthalmology's most recent advances, check out the news page.

Ophthalmology Labs and Centers

Reversing Blindness with New FDA Approved Retinal Gene Therapy

The gene therapy, called Luxturna, was developed by Jean Bennett, MD, PhD, and Albert M. Maguire, MD.

Talk recorded by CureTalks on June 12, 2018 at 1 pm ET.

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