DFWHC’s Love participates in “Eye on Innovation” Series


Dr. Karl Csaky (l to r), Dr. Mark Pennesi and Stephen Love

Working with the Retina Foundation, the DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) President/CEO Stephen Love participated in the “Eye of Innovation” series on November 15 at the Dallas Country Club.

Love moderated a panel to include Dr. Karl Csaky, MD, PhD, chief executive and medical officer at the Retina Foundation of the Southwest, T. Boone Pickens director – Molecular Ophthalmology Laboratory and director – Clinical Center of Innovation for AMD; and Dr. Mark Pennesi, MD, PhD, director of Ophthalmic Genetics, Retina Foundation of the Southwest, Kenneth C. Swan Endowed Professor in Ophthalmology and chief of the Paul H. Casey Ophthalmic Genetics Division, Casey Eye Institute.

They discussed “Reclaiming Vision: How Gene Therapy, Stem Cell Research and Gene Editing Are Transforming Treatments For All Retinal Diseases.”

The goal of the Retina Foundation is to make a difference in the lives of children and adults living with devastating eye diseases and conditions. They have five laboratories participating in more than 60 clinical research studies and providing more than 2,000 vision assessments each year free of charge. Their evaluations are unique because many of their testing methods are only available at their facilities in Dallas. Their goal is to continue advancing sight-saving treatments to make a lifetime of good vision a reality for everyone.