Tyson Kim, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor, UCSF Department of Ophthalmology, presented to an audience of over 100 people, January 30, 2023, at The Vi Palo Alto, in Palo Alto, CA, as part of a weekly talk series on current events offered to community residents. His presentation was on new developments in Ophthalmology and was entitled, Novel Sight: Frontier Technologies in Ophthalmology. Dr. Kim was introduced at the event by Stephen S. Smith, Honorary Board Member, All May See Foundation. Mr. Smith served on the Board of All May See for over 20 years.
The presentation focused on two central topics: new imaging technologies for eye research and patient care; and, the development of new implantable technologies for sight restoration for blinding retinal diseases.
Dr. Kim is a clinician-scientist with a background in biological and optical engineering, vascular development, and ophthalmology. He is passionate about innovation and his research centers on studying cellular-level dynamics and physiology in intact tissues with an emphasis on developmental and vascular diseases of the eye. The complex interaction of tissues in these diseases can be challenging or impossible to understand through traditional assays such as cell or organ tissue culture. The Kim lab therefore develops advanced optical and analytical methods, and merges these with genetic tools to observe and alter the cellular and physiological mechanisms driving disease longitudinally over time in intact living organisms. The Kim lab is also passionate in developing and translating optical technologies to improve ophthalmic care for patients.
Dr. Kim was also recently featured in the Spring 2022 edition of Vision magazine (on pages 10-11 – Super Award Propels Career: Mentorship leads to $1 million research launch).