Leaders in the field meet to educate physicians, researchers and the community at the 2012 Center for Vision Research ‘Inherited Retinal Disease’ symposium On October 29th, 2012, vision scientists gathered […]
The Department of Ophthalmology uses a multidisciplinary approach when caring for the eye problems of our patients. We offer a full range of ophthalmic services including expertise in cornea and external disease, cataracts, eye infections, glaucoma, vitreo-retinal disease, pediatrics and strabismus, neuro-ophthalmology, oculo-plastics, contact lenses, refractive surgery and comprehensive ophthalmology. The department also is involved in glaucoma, neuro-ophthalmology and vitreoretinal clinical trials, all of which ultimately lead to improvement of patient care. Our faculty lecture extensively and are recognized both nationally and internationally for their dedication to patient care.The Department of Ophthalmology’s research concentrates on gene transfer therapy for retinal and macular degenerations as well as proliferative diabetic retinopathy. Additional areas of research include the development of effective gene therapies for the treatment of optic nerve disorders, glaucoma, and herpes simplex virus infections. The department is also involved in studying the process of phototransduction (conversion of light into brain signals or vision), as well as wound healing.
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William Driebe, M.D.
Professor and Chair
William W. Hauswirth, Ph.D.
Professor and Director of Research
John D. Ash was awarded three year grant titled: ”Using AAV-STAT3 and AAV-PIM-1 vectors to induce broad-spectrum protection of photoreceptors and PRE” from the Foundation Fighting Blindness. This project […]
Research to Prevent Blindness (RBP), selects the University of Florida Department of Ophthalmology to receive the prestigious Mildred Krahmer Sanders & William Clifford Sanders construction grant. Research to Prevent Blindness […]
The following press release was provided by Foundation Fighting Blindness: The Foundation Fighting Blindness, a national non-profit organization dedicated to finding treatments and cures for blinding retinal diseases, recognizes William […]