Blood Vessels of the Iris
Sabiha Hacibekiroglu is a graduate student in the lab of Dr. Andras Nagy. Her research project is to develop a novel treatment for two types of eye diseases that cause blindness: age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and diabetic retinopathy (DR). Her team aims to achieve this by combining cell and gene therapy to inhibit abnormal blood vessel growth locally and improve vision in AMD and DR.
The image shown here is of stained endothelial cells and collagen, in blood vessels of the iris.