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The Experimental Eye Research Institute was found in 2011 and is headed by Prof. Dr. Stephanie Joachim. The lab focuses on clinical and experimental basic research in the field of ophthalmology. The main focus in research lies in neurodegenerative diseases of the retina, like glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration and retinal ischemia. The lab also deals with studies on ocular involvements in systemic diseases like multiple sclerosis or neuromyelitis optica.
The possible mechanisms of these diseases were investigated through several animal models, as well as through primary organ cultures and cell cultures.