Research focused on reversing and preventing blindness

Today’s medical environment offers a myriad of research opportunities for ophthalmology educators and practitioners. Through our research efforts, faculty at the Ohio State University Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Science are helping to reverse and prevent blindness for patients. We are always recruiting patient participants for our clinical trials. For more information, please contact the research office at 614-293-5287 or

Department Research Highlights

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MIF’s Role in Retinal Detachment Recovery

Department of Defense study aims to identify MIF inhibitors to treat traumatic eye injuries in military personnel.

Better Understanding Corneal Properties May be Key to Finding Eye Disease Biomarkers

Corvis ST Tonometer helps identify biomarkers for different disease processes in keratoconus, diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, and ocular hypertension.

Who is at Risk for Uveal Melanoma?

New research looks at role of OCA2 in cancer in families with BAP1 gene changes.
Dr Choi

‘Turbo Charged’ OCT Allows 5x Closer Look at The Retina

Powerful AO-OCT-SLO System allows researchers to examine retinas at the cellular level.
Dr Liu

Viewing the Cornea in a New Way

High frequency ultrasound provides new, unique look at corneal biomechanics.

New Uses for Polymers Aim to Improve Patients’ Lives

Drug delivery systems and more permanent vitreous substitutes are this team's goal.
Clinical Trials

Clinical Trials

The Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Science provides opportunities to join research studies listed below. For more information, please contact the research office at 614-293-5287 or
Innovative and Translational Research

Innovative and Translational Research

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