UI awarded $100,000 grant for vision research

The Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine has been awarded a $100,000 grant for ongoing vision research.

The grant was presented by Research to Prevent Blindness (RPB), the world’s leading voluntary organization supporting eye research.

RPB has a strong history of supporting vision research at the UI. Recently funded projects include the development of a gene replacement strategy for a form of retinitis pigmentosa and modeling methods of vascular endothelial cell loss to provide new information about macular degeneration.

To date, RPB has awarded more than $4 million in support to UI investigators.

For more information on the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, visit webeye.ophth.uiowa.edu.