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Department of Ophthalmology secures $300,000 grant

The nonprofit Research to Prevent Blindness has made a four-year grant to Stanford’s Department of Ophthalmology.

Jeffrey Goldberg

The Department of Ophthalmology has been awarded a four-year, $300,000 grant from Research to Prevent Blindness to support research.

“I couldn’t be more pleased to engage the support of RPB and their outstanding scientists and advisers,” said Jeffrey Goldberg, MD, PhD, professor and chair of ophthalmology. “We are planning to support projects that leverage collaborations between scientists in the Department of Ophthalmology and across the breadth of Stanford’s campus.”

Potential projects include an investigation of brain stimulation to boost vision in patients with retinal or optic-nerve degeneration and work to identify molecular pathways to cue a retina to self-repair when damaged by disease, Goldberg said.


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