Seeing Clearly

Vision research at PCOM.

Vision and Ocular Diseases

Vision is a complex phenomenon involving transmittance of detailed information received by the retina to 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 a clouding of the lens called cataracts.

A team of investigators is developing a pharmacological approach to preventing re-opacification of the lens following cataract surgery. The team also studies diseases that affect the retina and approaches to preventing vision loss.