Using the tools of 21st century medicine – including genetics, cellular biology, molecular diagnostics and advanced imaging – Bascom Palmer researchers are poised to understand why the eye may become susceptible to disease and how biotechnologies may help to prevent these conditions.About Our Research
Our goal is to preserve the gift of sight - finding new ways to stop vision loss before it happens and halting the course of blinding disease.
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Clinical research helps find new and better ways to detect, diagnose, treat, and prevent eye disease.
Laboratory research is essential for translating new discoveries into patient care for the treatment and prevention of eye disease.
Our scientists envision a day in which they can restore the miracle of sight to millions of people through a “scientific Everest” — the transplantation of an entire human eye. One of only four organs that scientists have never been able to successfully transplant, an eye transplant will involve groundbreaking technology that could ultimately restore vision for millions of patients.Read More
Almost 40 clinical trials, clinical outcomes and epidemiology studies are ongoing at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, and most are national multicenter projects.
Training of researchers is an integral component of our mission at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute. Our comprehensive research training program offers mentored training experiences. Short and long-term opportunities are available for trainees at all levels.