Vision Research

Blinding eye diseases affect millions of people worldwide. Here at the Eye Institute we know that advances made in the laboratory will translate to new solutions for the prevention and treatment of these diseases.  To share our innovations with patients we have uniquely positioned our vision research laboratories in the same building as our patient care clinics. On the seventh and eighth floors of the Eye Institute our scientists conduct both laboratory-based and patient-based research in a quest to treat, cure, and prevent eye disease.  While the results of our research studies continue to gain attention worldwide they also make an immediate impact on patients here in Milwaukee.

Medical College of Wisconsin Vision Research

We are fortunate to have a diverse array of funding sources for our research at the Eye Institute. We would like to acknowledge the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the National Eye Institute (NEI), Research to Prevent Blindness, and the R.D. & Linda Peters Foundation for their long-term support of our research projects.  We also gratefully thank the many other local and national foundations who have made contributions to advance our mission. Finally, with all of our hearts, we thank our patients for their philanthropic donations, which provide especially vital support for new projects and continued innovation.

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Eye Institute, Froedtert Hospital
925 N. 87th St.
Milwaukee, WI
(414) 955-2020
(414) 955-6300 (Fax)
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Vision Research at the Eye Institute

  • Office of Clinical and Translational Research
    Vesper Williams Email
    (414) 955-7862

  • Advanced Ocular Imaging Program
    AOIP Email
    (414) 955-2647

Faculty email addresses can be found on their individual pages See Faculty Profiles.

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