Vanderbilt Eye Institute

Glasses bring girl’s world back in focus

Once upon a time, teenage girls were not clamoring to sport a pair of thick, black, oversized eyeglasses.

Grant to support blindess research

Research to Prevent Blindness (RPB) recently awarded a $110,000 grant to Vanderbilt’s Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences in support of research into the causes, treatment and prevention of blinding diseases.

‘Bionic eye’ new option for retinitis pigmentosa patients

Vanderbilt University Medical Center has been chosen as one of 12 sites in the United States to offer the first FDA-approved bionic eye for the treatment of retinitis pigmentosa (RP).

Vanderbilt ophthalmologist stresses summer eye safety

Insights on glaucoma gene mutations

Glaucoma-causing mutations in the gene for myocilin reduce secretion of the protein into the aqueous humor, suggesting a new option for treatment.

Penn seeks new look at eye disorder

John Penn, Ph.D., vice chair of the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at Vanderbilt, is seeking to change the way retinopathy of prematurity (ROP), the leading cause of childhood blindness worldwide, is treated.

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