Working within the Department and in collaboration with colleagues throughout the University, our faculty have developed an extensive program of research in ophthalmology and the visual sciences.

Basic science research is underway in 25 laboratories, where faculty investigate mechanisms underlying eye development, function, and disease. Faculty are also committed to translating basic research discoveries into new therapies and treatments for eye disease.

Clinical research faculty investigate new medications, treatments, and surgical techniques, carry out observational studies, as well as conduct clinical trials. Faculty also direct genetic research studies to advance our understanding of inherited eye disease.