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Henry Klassen

The Power List 2016

Henry Klassen

Associate Professor and Director, Stem Cell and Retinal Regeneration Program, Ophthalmology, University of California, Irvine

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. Just last year, a first-of-its-kind stem cell-based therapy for retinitis pigmentosa developed in his lab received all necessary approvals and moved in to the important clinical trial phase. Klassen’s objective is to use stem cells in order to rescue and rejuvenate rods and cones in the degenerating retina, and he hopes, will eventually be able to reverse the course of retinitis pigmentosa, even at relatively advanced stages.

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100 reasons to be proud

Welcome to The Power List 2016 – our second foray into the Top 100 most influential people in the world of ophthalmology.

Though we realize our list can (and should) never be definitive, who can argue that the faces within – both familiar and new – do not beautifully highlight the brilliance and diversity found within the field?

Here, we celebrate 100 reasons to be proud of ophthalmology.

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