What Makes Us Unique
Vision research continues to grow not only within the Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences, but also throughout the vision science community we have shaped on campus.
By working closely with a number of other clinical and basic science departments at MCW, various local institutions and collaborators across the globe, the tools needed to conduct vision research are never out of reach. This unique community of cross-departmental collaboration and a vast collection of resources on site allow the Medical College of Wisconsin to be a leader in vision research.
MCW is home to:
- More than 11,000 square feet of dedicated vision research space
- $4 million in extramural funding committed to vision research in FY17
- An expansive zebrafish vivarium as well as a transgenic mouse and rat facility
- A unique ground squirrel model system that more accurately reflects human anatomy than traditional models
A Leader In Clinical and Translational Research
The Eye Institute has been a part of hundreds of clinical trials and other volunteer-driven research studies as part of our mission to improve, restore and preserve sight. Such research includes studies aimed at evaluating new therapies and imaging devices as well as natural history and genetic studies addressing a wide array of eye conditions.