Research Laboratory



  • Research

    Groundbreaking, multidisciplinary basic science and clinical research at Emory Eye Center focuses on the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of eye diseases. Our research program is highly respected; our researchers are pioneers in new developments in vision care.

    The Eye Center established the Laboratory for Eye Research, the first of its kind in the Southeast in 1964. The early laboratory housed leading scientists who conducted research on the causes and treatment of glaucoma and cataracts.

    A number of “firsts” have occurred at the Eye Center, many during the past 20 years: pivotal clinical trials, innovative treatments and procedures for numerous vision disorders.

    Today's research goal is the translation of laboratory findings into treatments for eye diseases and for the prevention of blindness. Our researchers have a profound commitment to studying age-related macular degeneration. Laboratory and clinical research includes antioxidants, new drug delivery systems, retinal cell transplantation, gene therapy, and retinal translocation surgery.

    Research Scientists
    J. H. Boatright, PhD
    Eldon E. Geisert, PhD
    P. Michael Iuvone, PhD
    John M. Nickerson, PhD
    Paul W. Wong, PhD
    Hua Yang, MD, PhD

  • News

    November 29, 2018 | Emory Eye Center and Morehouse School of Medicine researchers share new discovery connecting retinal development and photoreceptor viability during aging to circadian rhythm.. New findings published by P. Michael Iuvone, PhD, director of vision research at Emory Eye Center, and others at Emory and Morehouse School of Medicine show that circadian clock dysfunction can contribute to abnormal visual function during development and aging.

    Molecular Vision

    Molecular Vision is a peer-reviewed journal dedicated to the dissemination of research results in molecular biology, cell biology, and the genetics of the visual system (ocular and cortical).

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