Dr. Mark Rosenblatt

professor and head, ophthalmology and visual sciences

Biography

Dr. Mark Rosenblatt, professor and head of ophthalmology and visual sciences in the UIC College of Medicine, is a clinician-scientist who studies regeneration of the cornea.

Mark Rosenblatt

Dr. Mark Rosenblatt, professor and head of ophthalmology and visual sciences. Photo: Joshua Clark

Rosenblatt’s clinical practice focuses on laser vision-correction surgery and the treatment of cataracts and corneal disease. His research into new techniques for regenerating lost or damaged corneal nerves and tissue using stem cells has received extensive funding, including grants from the National Institutes of Health, the Department of Defense, the National Science Foundation, the New York Stem Cell Initiative, and the Tri-Institutional Institute for Stem Cell Biology.

Rosenblatt is developing innovative techniques to convert skin stem cells into corneal epithelial stem cells to use to repair corneas damaged because of chronic dry eye, long term contact lens use, or trauma. He is also investigating the use of silk film biomaterials to help reconstruct the ocular surface.

Rosenblatt serves on the editorial board of Investigative Ophthalmology and Vision Science.

Subject areas:

  • Cornea
  • Cataracts
  • Stem cells
  • Bioengineering
  • Laser vision correction

Additional Information

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Contact Information

mrosenbl@uic.edu

3120996-6590

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