Our Research Teams
The Center for Nanomedicine
A unique translational nanotechnology enterprise that brings engineers, scientists and clinicians together as one on the translation of novel drug and gene delivery technologies.
The Center for Stem Cells and Ocular Regenerative Medicine (STORM) is a pioneering, collaborative research effort across Johns Hopkins to study and cure vision loss and blindness through regenerative medicine.
Wilmer Core Research Centers
In support of creating a highly collaborative, interdisciplinary research environment, Wilmer has several research resource centers known as the Wilmer Core.
Cornea, Cataract & External Disease
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.
Dana Center for Preventive Ophtalmology
Focuses on national and international public health prevention of blinding eye disease. Major studies include: diabetic retinopathy, trachoma, glaucoma, and vision loss and function.
The vision for the Glaucoma division is to dramatically improve the outcome for those affected by glaucoma worldwide through groundbreaking diagnostic and therapeutic methods.
Aims to advance the prevention and treatment of neuro-ophthalmic disorders through groundbreaking research.
Focused on the causes and treatments of ocular inflammatory diseases, including uveitis, intraocular inflammation, scleritis and iritis.
The Ocular Vasculogenesis and Angiogenesis Laboratory (OVAL) studies the development of blood vessels in the eye and how they change in diseases of the eye.
Currently engaged in research focused on structures around the eyes and their relation to ocular diseases and orbital trauma, and their treatments.
Pediatric Ophthalmology & Adult Stabismus
Focuses on detection, management and treatment of pediatric and adult strabismus and amblyopia, as well as clinical technology development and investigative clinical trials.
Includes projects and multiple laboratories engaged in groundbreaking discoveries aimed at transforming the study and treatment of retinal diseases.
Translational Tissue Engineering Center (TTEC) is a joint venture of Wilmer and the Department of Biomedical Engineering to establish a focus in research, education, and industrial development in regenerative medicine.
Ultra Low Vision
Focused on assessing and enhancing the functional visual abilities of individuals with ultra-low vision.