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The State Key Laboratory of Ophthalmology (SKLO) is the only one of its kind in China and a national leader in ocular research. The history of SKLO is closely related to the first Western eye hospital in China established in 1835 in Guangzhou. SKLO’s mission lies with several aspects regarding human eye diseases and visual functions:
(1) Conduct basic and clinical research
(2) Promote the translation of laboratory innovation into clinical usage
(3) Provide support and training to the nation’s researchers
(4) Develop educational programs to prevent and reduce vision loss
SKLO’s goals are to advance our knowledge on the visual system in health and diseases, preserve and restore vision, and ultimately improve the quality of life.