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Our Research

The Dana Center of Preventive Ophthalmology at the Johns Hopkins Wilmer Eye Institute is lead by a team of pioneering and award-winning scientists, clinicians and researchers who are dedicated to the prevention of visual disability and blindness. Their research, based on sound public health policies and programs, contributes to improved understanding of the causes, treatment and prevention of major eye diseases. 

BREDS in schoolsBaltimore Reading and Eye Disease Study (BREDS)
Our researchers are determining the prevalence of vision problems in an early school age population with reading difficulty. 
Falls in Glaucoma Study (FIGS)
The goal of this study is to determine which patients are at the highest risk of falls and which modifiable features are associated with falls.
eyedoc researchEye Determinants of Cognition (EyeDOC) Study
This new area of research for the Dana Center studies the relationship between retinal health and early cognitive decline and mild cognitive impairment.
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Progstar Study
This international coalition of researchers aims to establish the natural progression of Stargardt Disease in a large population of children and adults.
stop glaucoma Screening to Prevent Glaucoma (SToP)
This local project is developing an innovative glaucoma screening approach to identify it and other eye diseases among older African Americans and Latinos.
Dr. West conducting trachoma researchResearch Areas
Research at the Dana Center focuses on national and international public health prevention of blinding eye disease in these primary areas.
SENSE Matters
SENSE Matters
SENSE Matters investigates across-study variation in methods used to collect and analyze cognitive data in older adults with hearing or vision impairment. 
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Vision Loss and Aging
The Swenor Lab focuses on examining the interrelationship between vision loss and aging.

Contact Us

For inquiries about our research, please feel free to contact The Dana Center.

The Dana Center for Preventive Ophthalmology
Woods 155
The Johns Hopkins Wilmer Eye Institute
600 N. Wolfe St.
Baltimore, MD 21287
Phone: (410) 955-3954