Centers and Institutes

Glaucoma Research and Diagnostic Center

Glaucoma Research and Diagnostic Center

The Eugene and Marilyn Glick Eye Institute is home to the Glaucoma Research and Diagnostic Center (GRDC). Under the direction of Alon Harris, MS, PhD, FARVO, and Brent Siesky, PhD, the Glaucoma Research and Diagnostic Center is one of the world’s most complete laboratories quantifying ocular blood flow and metabolism.

Operating within this center is a reading site for multiple ocular blood flow studies being conducted throughout the world with the education and mentorship of nearly 50 IU School of Medicine MD students and residents each year.

Research at the Glaucoma Research and Diagnostic Center focuses on regulation of blood flow in the healthy and diseased eye, including the impact of current therapy on blood flow as well as the relationship between blood flow and disc morphology and between blood flow and visual function. Investigators at this center also study ocular perfusion changes during sleep and circadian fluctuations in systemic and intraocular fluid dynamics.