Ophthalmology Education and Research
Our general ophthalmology residency training program is the only one in Indiana with about half of the state’s ophthalmologists graduating from this program. Our pediatric fellowship program has trained approximately 10 percent of practicing pediatric ophthalmologists nationwide and has provided fellowship training to ophthalmologists currently practicing around the world, including Europe, Africa, the Middle East, South America and Asia.
We also train primary care and specialist medical students at the Indiana University Medical School to recognize eye diseases. Our graduates and our continuing medical education are part of our contribution to Indiana’s health and well-being.
Research is a key element of our contributions to the field of ophthalmology and to improving diagnosis and treatment for the children entrusted to our care. Areas of our clinical research in vision and ophthalmology include:
- Improvement in diagnoses and treatment of ocular diseases
- New drugs to treat glaucoma
- Infant visual development
- Treatment of cataracts and intraocular lens use in children
- Treatment of strabismus in children and adults
We also contribute to basic research, which is research that advances knowledge of the nature of vision and the eyes. Areas of our basic research include:
- Molecular biology of the chemical cycle of vision
- Neurophysiology of eye movements
- Physiology of blood flow in the eye