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  1. Bärbel Rohrer, Ph.D. Stanley H. and Theodora L. Feldberg Chair in Ophthalmology

    We here at Webvision are deliriously happy to report that our good friend and colleague, Bärbel Rohrer was just appointed the Stanley H. and Theodora L. Feldberg Chair in Ophthalmology at Medical University of South Carolina.  Many congratulations to her and we’ll look forward to congratulating her in person when she comes to visit us […]

    Nov 23, 2011 — Read more 1 Comment
  2. Retinal Pigment Epithelium Cultures

    Friend of Webvision, Peter Westenskow in Marty Friedlander’s laboratory sent along this gorgeous image of retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) cells differentiating from induced pluripotent stem cells.  

    Nov 19, 2011 — Read more No Comments
  3. Metabolic Profiling of Activated Retinal Glia

    Presented at the Society for Neuroscience meetings in Washington, D.C. by Felix Vazquez-Chona, William Drew Ferrell, Ed Levine, Bryan William Jones and Robert E. Marc.  Full size poster can be seen here.

    Nov 18, 2011 — Read more No Comments
  4. Keratoprosthesis

    This image is from a patient has a keratoprosthesis or artificial cornea.  Photograph was made by James Gilman of the Moran Eye Center using a sclerotic scatter illumination with a Zeiss photo slitlamp and a Nikon D-1X camera.  

    Nov 17, 2011 — Read more No Comments
  5. Notable Paper: Acute destruction of the synaptic ribbon reveals a role for the ribbon in vesicle priming

    This article by Josefin Snellman, Bhupesh Mehta, Norbert Babai, Theodore M Bartoletti, Wendy Akmentin, Adam Francis, Gary Matthews, Wallace Thoreson and David Zenisek examines the vesicular priming process at synaptic ribbons.

    Nov 8, 2011 — Read more No Comments
  6. Notable Paper: Long-term RNA interference gene therapy in a dominant retinitis pigmentosa mouse model

    Hereditary retinal dystrophies (retinitis pigmentosa, Leber congenital amaurosis, cone-rod dystrophies, macular degeneration) are characterized by loss of visual function, sometimes starting during early childhood, other times in late adulthood.  About 30% of these dystrophies are inherited in an autosomal dominant fashion (RetNet), caused by gain-of-function mutant alleles which encode a malignant form of a normal […]

    Nov 2, 2011 — Read more No Comments