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The Johns Hopkins Wilmer Eye Institute is the largest department of ophthalmology in the United States, and is an internationally-recognized research enterprise. Our researchers are thought leaders in the realm of discovery, dedicated to alleviating human suffering from eye disease by transforming ophthalmic care through the application of their innovative research. Wilmer receives more funding from the National Eye Institute than any other university system, and is a leading recipient of research funding in the nation. Wilmer is a thriving place for basic, clinical and translational research. Our collaboration with multidiscplinary, world-renowned experts in fields such as gene therapy, nanotechnology, and stem cell research, have resulted in groundbreaking discoveries and therapies that enable us to change the way the world sees.
The Center for NanomedicineThe Center for Nanomedicine is a unique translational nanotechnology enterprise that brings engineers, scientists and clinicians together under one roof on translation of novel drug and gene delivery technologies.
Core Module for Microscopy and ImagingThe Wilmer Core Module for Microscopy and Imaging is comprised of facilities for confocal and transmission microscopy, along with imaging of tissue cultures and frozen sections that contribute to research into ocular disorders and allied health problems.
Cornea and Anterior Segment ResearchResearch efforts are aimed at improving the diagnosis, management and treatment of corneal and external disease problems, including cataracts, corneal transplantation, dry eye, contact lenses and excimer laser therapy.
The Dana Center for Preventive OphthalmologyResearch at the Dana Center focuses on national and international public health prevention of blinding eye disease. Some major studies include: diabetic retinopathy, trachoma, glaucoma, and vision loss and function.
Glaucoma Center of Excellence ResearchThe vision for the Glaucoma Center of Excellence (GCE) research is to dramatically improve the outcome for those affected by glaucoma worldwide through the development and implementation of groundbreaking diagnostic and therapeutic methods.
Neuro-ophthalmology ResearchThe Neuro-ophthalmology division's research aims are to: assess the benefit of stem cells in the reversal of visual loss due to optic nerve disease, use various drugs to reduce or prevent visual loss from optic nerve stroke, to prevent thyroid eye disease, and to investigate periocular trauma and optic nerve regeneration.
Ocular Immunology ResearchThe faculty in the Ocular Immunology division are focused on the causes of and treatments for ocular inflammatory diseases, such as uveitis, intraocular inflammation, scleritis and iritis.
The Ocular Vasculogenesis and Angiogenesis LaboratoryThe Ocular Vasculogenesis and Angiogenesis Laboratory (OVAL) studies the development of blood vessels in the eye and how they change in ocular diseases like diabetic retinopathy, age-related macular degeneration, and others.
Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive ResearchResearchers in the Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive division are currently engaged in research related to the eyelids and structures around the eyes in relation to ocular diseases and orbital trauma, and the implications for treatment.
Pediatric Ophthalmology and Adult Strabismus ResearchCurrent research focuses on detection, management and treatment of pediatric and adult strabismus and amblyopia, as well as clinical technology development and investigative clinical trials.
Retina ResearchRetina Research includes retina division faculty-led projects and multiple laboratories engaged in groundbreaking discoveries aimed at transforming the study and treatment of retinal diseases.
Translational Tissue Engineering Center (TTEC)TTEC is a joint venture between the Wilmer Eye Institute and the Department of Biomedical Engineering to establish a focus in research, education, and industrial development in the field of regenerative medicine,
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