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The Dana Center for Preventive Ophthalmology

Sheila West visits with patients in africa

The Dana Center for Preventive Ophthalmology at the Johns Hopkins Wilmer Eye Institute, founded by Alfred Sommer, M.D., M.H.S., is a leader in global and domestic research on blindness prevention and the only World Health Organization collaborating center in the United States. Our center guides research-based programmatic activities and educates future leaders to alleviate unnecessary blindness worldwide

Our faculty includes ophthalmologists, epidemiologists, statisticians, programmers, project coordinators and administrative personnel. Together, our mission is to prevent avoidable visual disability and blindness around the globe by conducting valuable research, using sound public health policies and programs, and training the next generation of leaders in public health ophthalmology.

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About the Dana Center

  • Our Research

    Research at the Dana Center focuses on national and international public health prevention of blinding eye disease.

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  • Our Team

    Our multidisciplinary team of pioneering researchers are focused on blindness prevention and alleviation.

  • Our History

    For over 25 years, the Dana Center has contributed to the understanding, prevention and treatment of major eye diseases.

    Alfred Sommer observes a patient in Africa

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The Johns Hopkins Wilmer Eye Institute
Woods 155
600 N. Wolfe St.
Baltimore, MD 21287

Phone: 410-955-3954

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