Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Department of Ophthalmology


The clinical research department is committed to advancing care through research.  Physician investigators are currently involved in a number of projects, encompassing a wide range of ophthalmologic specialties including vitreoretinal disorders, glaucoma, corneal diseases, and eye pathology.  

Future plans include participation in more and varied clinical trials, with additional focus on refractive surgical interventions and treatments for uveitis as well as continued work in the specialty areas listed above.  Our goal is to continue to offer research opportunities that will provide innovative treatments as well as explore broader disease processes.  We believe that this work will translate to better care for our clinical population.

Our department ensures compliance with federal, state, and institutional regulations, policies, and procedures to protect the interests of patients and the university.