Research at the Kellogg Eye Center

Working within the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences and in collaboration with colleagues throughout the University, our faculty have developed an extensive program of research in ophthalmology and the visual sciences.

Basic Science Research

Basic science research is underway in 25 laboratories, where faculty investigate mechanisms underlying eye development, function, and disease. Faculty are also committed to translating basic research discoveries into new therapies and treatments for eye disease.

Clinical Research

Clinical research faculty investigate new medications, treatments, and surgical techniques, carry out observational studies, as well as conduct clinical trials. Faculty also direct genetic research studies to advance our understanding of inherited eye disease.

Clinical studies are conducted at the Kellogg Clinical Research Center (KCRC), a 5,000 square foot research unit located on the 5th floor of the Kellogg Tower at the Kellogg Eye Center in Ann Arbor. The KCRC provides infrastructure, services for investigators who conduct research, and resources to support patient-oriented research studies in the areas of retina, cornea, glaucoma, pediatrics, thyroid eye disease, ocular oncology, oculoplastics, and telemedicine. View a list of clinical studies that are open and enrolling.

Center for Eye Policy and Innovation

The Center for Eye Policy and Innovation conducts innovative, collaborative research to help achieve high quality, affordable, and efficient care for patients with eye diseases.