Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences at the Eye Institute

Vision Research

A broad spectrum of funding sources, from individual donations to National Institute of Health grants, enables our researchers to take a multidisciplinary approach to improving the fundamental understanding, diagnosis and management of eye disease. As a leader in clinical and translational research, Vision Science Research at MCW supports a solid platform for innovation, collaboration and discovery.

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Research 

At the Medical College of Wisconsin Eye Institute, our goal is to provide the best vision care available. That is why we are highly committed to vision research.

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Advanced Ocular Imaging Program

The Advanced Ocular Imaging Program, located in the Eye Institute, serves as a local, national and international resource for advancing the field of ocular imaging and for translating adaptive optics technology into a clinically relevant imaging tool.

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Ocular Gene Therapy Laboratory

The Ocular Gene Therapy Laboratory (OGTL), founded by Daniel M. Lipinski, MSc, DPhil, and located in the Eye Institute, aims to develop broadly applicable gene-based therapeutics to prevent human blindness arising from neurodegenerative or vascular diseases affecting the retina.

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Vision Scientists

Explore the diverse research interests of the Eye Institute faculty and our vision science network.

Clinical and Translational Research at the Eye Institute

At the Medical College of Wisconsin Eye Institute, our goal is to provide the best vision care available. That is why we are highly committed to vision research.

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Medical College of Wisconsin's Ophthalmology Research Programs

We encourage eligible volunteers to consider taking part in our research program for two reasons:

First, clinical trials may offer additional treatment options — with the same hands-on comprehensive care found throughout the Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin health network. And as volunteers, you are pioneers in research at the forefront of innovation.

Second, your participation in these trials or other research studies helps make advancements in vision care. This kind of research allows scientists to better understand blinding eye diseases and discover the best ways to treat or prevent them. When you take part in any research study at the Eye Institute, you contribute to the larger mission of improving vision care for everyone.

Funding

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 Institute 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, we thank our patients for their philanthropic donations, which provide especially vital support for new projects and continued innovation.