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Retina Group

Multidisciplinary research group focused in translational research in: Retinal detachment and its major complication (proliferative vitreoretinopathy), Cell therapy for Aged Macular Degeneration and Diabetic Retinopathy


  • Clinical studies. Databases. Human samples
  • Candidate genes studies
  • Experimental models

Scientific Cooperations

  • Cooperation 1
    Retina 1 Project participants: Clinica Barraquer (Barcelona, Spain), Fundación Oftalmológica del Mediterraneo (Valencia, Spain), Hospital Clínico Universitario (Valladolid, Spain), Hospital de Donostia (San Sebastián, Spain), Hospital General Yagüe (Burgos, Spain), Hospital Nuestra Señora de Sonsoles (Avila, Spain), Hospital Ramón y Cajal (Madrid, Spain), Hospital Reina Sofia (Córdoba, Spain), Hospital San Millán (Logroño, Spain), Hospital Sao João (Porto, Portugal), Hospital Universitario de Canarias (Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain), Hospital Universitario de Coimbra (Coimbra, Portugal), Hospital Universitario del Rio Hortega (Valladolid, Spain), Hospital General Universitario de Valencia (Valencia, Spain), Hospital Universitari Vall de Hebrón (Barcelona, Spain), Instituto Oftalmológico de Alicante (Alicante, Spain), and Instituto Universitario de Oftalmobiología Aplicada (Valladolid, Spain).
  • Cooperation 2
    Retina 3 participants: Hospital Reina Sofía de Murcia, Clinica Universitaria de Navarra, Complejo Hospitalario Universitario de Santiago de Compostela, Hospital Clinico de San Carlos de Madrid, Hospital Clinico Universitario de Valladolid, Hospital Universitario Pio del Rio Hortega de Valladolid, Clínica Barraquer, Hospital Vall de Hebron de Barcelona
  • Cooperation 3
    Retina 4 participants: IOBA, Hospital Clínico de Valladolid, Hospital Vall de Hebron, Clinica Barraquer, Instituto Oftalmológico de Alicante, Hospital de San Joao de Oporto, Moorfields Eye Hospital de Londres
  • Cooperation 4
    Retina 5: Instituto de Neurociencias de la Universidad de Salamanca, Instituto de Biologia y Genética Molecular de la Universidad de Valladolid, Grupo BioForge de la Universidad de Valladolid, Universidad de León, Banco de Tejidos Clínica San Francisco de León
  • Cooperation 5
    Retina 6: Facultad de Veterinaria de la Universidad de León, Instituto de Neurociencias de Castilla y León

Group Leader

José-Carlos Pastor-Jimeno
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University of Valladolid

Instituto Universitario de Oftalmobiología Aplicada (IOBA)

Edificio IOBA
Campus Miguel Delibes
Camino del Cementerio s/n
47011 Valladolid

Phone: 00 34 983 423274
Fax: 00 34 983 1847 62



Current Research Projects

  • Project 1
    Retina 1. Multicentric study for identification of clinical risk factors implicated in proliferative vitreoretinopathy development after rhegmatogenous retinal detachment
  • Project 2
    Retina 3. Safety and efficacy of intravitreal triamcinolone acetonide associated to grid laser photocoagulation for Diabetic Macular Edema
  • Project 3
    Retina 4. Genetic approach to early identification of retinal detachment patients at high risk to develop proliferative vitreoretinopathy
  • Project 4
    Retina 5. Cell therapy for dry forms of Age Macular Degeneration
  • Project 5
    Retina 6. Organoypic culture of pig’s retina as a model of retinal detachment and proliferative vitreoretinopathy

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