Department Research

The Eugene and Marilyn Glick Eye Institute at IU School of Medicine is a leader among public universities in ophthalmic research. The department’s research portfolio spans basic, translational and clinical research. In particular, the department focuses on the exploration and treatment of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, and pediatric eye diseases.

Working with 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 Kathryn Haider, MD , combines a collaborative international team of world-class vision researchers. Operating within the Clinical Research division is the Glaucoma Research and Diagnostic Center (GRDC), 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 Institutes of Health (NIH), the National Science Foundation (NSF), and 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.