Vanderbilt Eye Institute

A novel astrocyte cell in the retina: study

A full understanding of retinal cell types and their functions could point to novel therapeutic targets for diseases that affect the visual system, such as glaucoma — a leading cause of blindness for people over age 60.

A ‘Site’ for Sore Eyes

Four years ago, Roger Lasater went outside to look at the stars and the moon and couldn’t see them. He was was in the beginning stages of age-related macular degeneration, one of the many eye diseases studied by physician-scientists at the Vanderbilt Eye Institute.

(photo by Anne Rayner)

Keep an eye on safety during April 8 solar eclipse

Eye safety should be a priority when viewing the eclipse on April 8.

Large, diverse genetic study of glaucoma implicates vascular and cancer-related genes

An international genetic study using multiancestry biobanks has identified novel genetic locations associated with primary open-angle glaucoma, the most common type of glaucoma and the leading cause of irreversible blindness globally.

Early evening darkness brings dangers for drivers and pedestrians

The end of daylight saving time means many of us are driving home in the dark

The main benefit of scleral lenses is that they can be designed to accommodate any degree of corneal steepness or irregularity.

Scleral lenses help those with corneal irregularities, dry eyes

Vanderbilt Eye Institute is one of a handful of places in Nashville that can fit patients for lenses designed to accommodate any degree of corneal steepness or irregularity.

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