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Priority Research Areas: Opportunities for Donations to Drive Discovery

During the next 5 years, the Glaucoma Center of Excellence (GCE) proposes to develop improvements in the diagnosis and therapy of glaucoma in 3 areas of focus: research, glaucoma care, and education.  The vision for the Center is dramatically to improve the outcome for those affected by glaucoma worldwide by development and implementation of diagnostic and therapeutic methods. Click on the links below to learn more about each priority:

  1. Improving the diagnosis and treatment of glaucoma worldwide (Drs. Ramulu, and Quigley)

  2. Decreasing the impact of vision damage due to glaucoma on the quality of life of those affected (Drs. Ramulu, Boland, and Jampel)

  3. Developing novel neuroprotective treatments for glaucoma that will complement and extend currently available treatment approaches (Drs. Zack, Quigley, and Welsbie)

  4. Initiating a national Glaucoma Research Network for major clinical studies (Drs. Boland and Ramulu)

  5. Better quantitative risk assessment and use of electronic information systems (Dr. Boland)

  6. Optimized diagnostic testing, visit frequency, and treatments for glaucoma. These will be implemented and evaluated in an ongoing fashion to determine the most cost-effective treatment paradigm (Dr. Jampel)

  7. Replacement of lecture format with focused reading, online audio/visual didactic materials, and seminars with measured outcomes for resident training. Online modular learning in custom software to teach diagnostic evaluation and decision-making for glaucoma practitioners internationally (Drs. Ramulu, Quigley).

See Past GCE Research Findings

Research Overview

Glaucoma Research at the Wilmer Eye Institute

Dr. Sheila West talks about the Wilmer Eye Institute's glaucoma research program and its contributions to the diagnosis and treatment of glaucoma throughout the world.

Research Collaboration

Research Collaboration at the Wilmer Eye Institute

Dr. Donald Zack discusses the collaboration between different research labs at the Wilmer Eye Institute to develop better techniques to diagnose and treat glaucoma.

Surgical Improvements

Surgical Improvements at the Wilmer Eye Institute

Dr. Harry Quigley summarizes recent research on glaucoma surgery at the Wilmer Eye Institute. Wilmer is pioneering new techniques to improve outcomes for patients with glaucoma.

More videos:

Angle-Closure Glaucoma in Asia

Using Medicare Data to Understand Glaucoma Treatment

Nerve Cells

Decreasing Glaucoma's Impact

Adherence to Eye Drop Treatment