The Dana Center for Preventive Ophthalmology, part of the Wilmer Eye Institute, is a joint collaboration of The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and The Bloomberg School of Public Health. Established in 1979, the Dana Center for Preventive Ophthalmology is dedicated to improving knowledge of risk factors for ocular disease and public health approaches to the prevention of these diseases and their ensuing visual impairment and blindness worldwide.
The activities of the Dana Center include Fellowship Training, Faculty Research, and International Research and Training.
The Dana Center is supported by endowments, research grants. private donations, and private organizations.
The Center includes faculty from the Wilmer Eye Institute and the School of Public Health with a focus on public health ophthalmology.