Klassen Honored as Top Ophthalmologist

The Ophthalmologist has honored Dr. Henry Klassen as one of the 100 most influential people in ophthalmology. The second annual Ophthalmologist Power List notes Dr. Klassen’s longstanding efforts to find new treatments for retinal diseases, including retinitis pigmentosa.

Klassen is a pioneer in the field of stem cell research, and has focused on regenerating damaged retinal tissue in order to restore sight for the last quarter of a century…Klassen’s objective is to use stem cells to rescue and rejuvenate rods and cones in the degenerating retina, a therapy he hopes will eventually reverse the course of retinitis pigmentosa.

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