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Until recently, treatments in ophthalmology have focused on slowing the inevitable progression of eye diseases, rather than restoring lost sight. Here at Northwestern, Departmental Chairman Nicholas Volpe, MD, and his research team are intent on pursuing scientific breakthroughs that can change the treatment of today’s most disabling eye diseases.

Our department is leading extensive clinical and basic science studies to do just that. Currently, we have many large, competitive grants from the National Eye Institute to advance our programs.

Learn more about our research via the links below.

  • Basic Vision Research
    Scientists across Northwestern represent a significant force in basic vision research and are world-renowned experts in a number of areas of research.
  • Clinical Research
    We’re committed to advancing care through research. Learn about our ongoing clinical trials and find out how to participate.

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