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The Ophthalmology Department is the hub of research for eye diseases at the IU School of Medicine.  The Eugene and Marilyn Glick Eye Institute has increased laboratory space and will centralize and expand the department's research into the causes of and treatments for debilitating eye diseases.

Researchers at the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Eye Institute are engaged in the following research projects:  

  • Researching mathematical modeling as an approach to understanding what actually causes debilitating diseases like glaucoma. This research could translate to more efficient treatments for diseases like diabetes and hypertension as well. -  Alon Harris, M.S., Ph.D., FARVO and Giovanna Guidoboni, Ph.D., associate professor of mathematics in the School of Science. Read the news release in Science@iupui.
  • Conducting the largest and first-of-its-kind population-based study in ophthalmology, specifically tracking glaucoma progression - Alon Harris, M.S., Ph.D., FARVO
  • Investigating the off-label use of medicines that show great promise in the treatment of macular degeneration - Anh-Danh Thi Phan, M.D.
  • Improving our understanding of how visual function is related to retinal and optic nerve structure - Lyne Racette, Ph.D.

"It is my hope that some day researchers will find a way to prevent or cure glaucoma, macular degeneration and other diseases that rob us of our sight."  - Marilyn Glick and her husband, Eugene, donated $30 million to build the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Eye Institute.

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