Dr. Terry has been the Director of Corneal Services at the Devers Eye Institute in Portland, Oregon since 1990. He is also a Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology at Oregon Health Sciences University. In 2000, after a year of laboratory development, he began the first U.S. clinical series of Endothelial Keratoplasty (EK) that he named DLEK. These cases began the new era of modern corneal transplantation. Over the past 20 years he has pioneered the further development of EK.
Developing EK: A paradigm shift in corneal transplants
Dr. Van Gelder is an active clinician-scientist and teacher. His research has been continuously funded by the NIH since 1999. His laboratory has been at the forefront of two fields, non-visual photoreception and pathogen detection in uveitis. As a graduate student, he developed the amplified RNA technique used in almost all gene expression profiling experiments. In the field of non-visual photoreception, his laboratory has made a number of seminal discoveries.
Into the Light
Edwin M. Stone is the Director of the University of Iowa Institute for Vision Research (www.ivr.uiowa.edu). He is best known for his work in defining the genetic basis of blinding eye diseases: ranging from two of the most common causes of blindness, macular degeneration and glaucoma, to much rarer conditions like retinitis pigmentosa and Leber congenital amaurosis.
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