Ophthalmology

Research and innovation from Vanderbilt Eye Institute experts

Latest in Ophthalmology

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New Leadership Brings Fresh Insights to Vision Care

Vanderbilt’s new chair of ophthalmology and visual sciences looks forward to the future of the Vanderbilt Eye Institute.
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Predictors of Diabetic Retinopathy Under Scrutiny

Identifying specific inflammation mediators will help retina specialists anticipate and treat factors in retinopathy disease progression.
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PAVE-ing the Way for Children with Low Vision

An innovative program brings devices and services to children with low vision at no cost to eligible families.

Medical expertise infused with integrated technology allows Vanderbilt Health specialists to build partnerships and elevate care in complex and specialized cases. Browse our referral directory or log into our online portal for referring providers.

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Genomics in Beagles, Mouse Model Offer Clues to Human Glaucoma

Gene variant discovered to cause RGC degeneration in beagles with inherited disease also has causative effects in a mouse model.
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Atropine Response Varies for Pediatric Myopia

NEI-funded trial finds low-dose eye drops may not be effective at slowing the progression of nearsightedness in some children.
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Telehealth Overcomes Distance for Specialty Consultations

Neurology forges a wider path for specialty consulting services using technology.
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Scleral Lenses a Good Fit for Complex Eye Diseases

With advances in fitting technology, scleral contact lenses are now being used for an increasingly wide range of therapeutic applications.
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Promising Strategies for Treating Macular Degeneration

Durable injections, gene therapy, and a novel treatment for dry AMD aim to slow disease progression and decrease treatment burden.

Complex Care Streamlined for Neurofibromatosis 2

Multidisciplinary clinic brings specialists together in one setting for improved patient access.