Eye Disease and Pharmaceuticals (Medications) Research
Eye diseases can affect people of different ages, backgrounds and environmental conditions. Diseases like ocular hypertension, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, and macular degeneration can cause serious eye and vision problems. There are a lot of medications available to treat eye conditions but some only minimize the progression or manage the symptoms. Our researchers are working to develop better ways to diagnose, treat or even prevent disease from happening.
Some eye diseases are inherited and run in families such as retinitis pigmentosa and Stargardt's disease. Our researchers are looking at novel ways of diagnosing hereditary eye diseases earlier since new medical treatments on the horizon will be targeted to the prevention, protection and/or regeneration of retinal tissue affected by these diseases.
For more information, contact the Clinical Vision Research Center.