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Medical Therapy Initiative

Rong Wen, MD, PhD
University of Pennsylvania
Department of Ophthalmology

Scheie Eye Institute
51 North 39th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Alan M. Laties, MD
University of Pennsylvania
Department of Ophthalmology

D603 Richards Building
3710 Hamilton Walk
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6075
Phone: (215) 898-6508
Fax: (215) 898-0528

The major goal of this laboratory is to understand the mechanisms of hereditary retinal degenerations and age-related macular degeneration (AMD), to perform pre-clinical evaluation of drug therapies, and to fast track laboratory results to patient care.

This laboratory is supported by the National Eye Institute (NEI) and the Foundation Fighting Blindness (FFB).


Four full time research specialists.