Research Lab Results for choroidal neovascularization
Retinal Cell and Molecular LabLab WebsitePrincipal Investigator:
Peter Campochiaro, M.D.
The Retinal Cell and Molecular Laboratory has three major areas of interest, each of which deal...s with some aspect of growth factor signaling and function in the retina and retinal pigmented epithelium (RPE): 1. Investigations aimed at gaining a better understanding of the pathogenesis of retinal and choroidal neovascularization and developing new ways to treat them.Research Areas: choroidal neovascularization, branch retinal vein occlusion, central retinal vein occlusion, diabetic macular edema, gene therapy, ranibizumab
2. Investigations aimed at understanding the molecular signals involved in retinal and RPE wound repair and scarring. The prototypical disease in this category is proliferative vitreoretinopathy and our laboratory is seeking to identify new treatments for it. 3. Investigations aimed at understanding why retinal degenerations occur and how they might be treated, with particular emphasis on neurotrophic factors. view more