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Bascom Palmer Eye Institute

Calendar of Events

Bascom Palmer Eye Institute hosts a number of lectures and seminars, open to ophthalmologists, vision researchers, the University of Miami community and, in some instances, the general public. For a complete schedule of Continuing Medical Education events for the 2013-14 academic year, you may download the brochure with registration forms. If you wish to obtain additional information about any of these events please contact the respective coordinator.

McKnight Vision Research Seminar- Presenter: Dr. Wei Li, Associate Professor of Ophthalmology

Calendar: McKnight Vision Research Seminars

“A new generation of anti-angiogenesis therapy for wet AMD and diabetic retinopathy”

A novel disease-associated angiogenic factor has been discovered. This new ligand selectively binds to and induces the angiogenesis of diseased but not normal vessels. In contrast, VEGF binds to and stimulates the angiogenesis of both diseased and normal vessels. Anti-angiogenesis therapy against this new ligand is developed for both treatment and prevention of wet AMD and diabetic retinopathy with multiple advantages.