Department Research

The Eugene and Marilyn Glick Eye Institute at IU School of Medicine is a leader among public universities in ophthalmic research due to an increase in faculty appointments, new avenues of research and the ongoing expansion of programs in basic, translational and clinical research. Although broad, the research portfolio of the Department of Ophthalmology focuses on the exploration and treatment of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, ocular tumors and pediatric eye diseases.

Working with interim director Tim Corson, PhD, the Basic and Translational Research Division of the department consists of more than a dozen scientists, both professional and student, working on novel and innovative discoveries in vision research. The Clinical Research Division, led by Alon Harris, PhD, combines a collaborative international team of world-class vision researchers. Operating within the Clinical Research division is the Glaucoma Research and Diagnostic Center, a reading site for multiple international ocular blood flow studies being conducted in dozens of countries. Research within the department is funded by the National Institute of Health (NIH), in addition to numerous local, national and international charitable foundations.

The overall research focus of the Department of Ophthalmology continues to expand with new and exciting discoveries currently under investigation. For more information regarding current research projects, please visit the individual ophthalmology faculty pages. The Department recognizes that this important work would not be possible without the support of partner organizations, including Glick Family Foundation, the Central Indiana Community Foundation and Research to Prevent Blindness.