Seeing Clearly

Vision research at PCOM.

Vision and Ocular Diseases

Vision is a complex phenomenon involving transmittance of detailed information about the world around us to the retina of the eye and integration centers in the brain. A translucent lens is required for light to reach the retina with fidelity. Millions of people are visually impaired due to cataracts and retinal degeneration.

A team of investigators is developing approaches to preventing vision loss by deciphering mechanisms leading to dysfunction and developing approaches to maintaining the clarity of the lens and function of the retina.