CIRM has been a key supporter of jCyte’s efforts to treat RP. In 2010, the agency provided a $4 million Early Translational Grant to advance Dr. Klassen’s lab work. Later, CIRM approved a $17.1 million Disease Team Therapy Development Award, funding critical preclinical work and early-stage trials. In December 2016, CIRM approved an $8.3 million grant to support a phase IIb clinical trial.
The Discovery Eye Foundation supports research, education and advocacy for sight-threatening eye diseases and their treatments, improving the quality of life for patients and their families.
The foundation is dedicated to helping people who have lost their vision from a retinal disease.
At the Gavin Herbert Eye Institute and Department of Ophthalmology, UC Irvine’s faculty of internationally recognized physicians, surgeons and scientists provide highly specialized training to future ophthalmologists, access to leading-edge clinical trials and sight-saving treatments.