About Our Research

In our mission to preserve, protect and restore sight, the vision researchers at the USC Roski Eye Institute play a critical role in driving fundamental and translational research to advance patient care. Ranked #2 in the nation in research funding, scientists and clinicians conduct exemplary research with direct impact on improving diagnostic evaluation and treatment of major eye diseases, including age-related and hereditary macular degeneration, dry eye, diabetic retinopathy, and glaucoma. The USC Roski Eye Institute has a rich and diverse research program that focuses on five research areas:

  • Bioengineering and Nanotechnology – develop innovative implantable or wearable devices and unique drug delivery for sight restoration therapies.
  • Epidemiology – population-based studies to understand the burden of eye disease, prevent vision impairment and impact eye health care policy
  • Imaging – groundbreaking technology development to better understand the anatomy and physiology of the eye for advancing diagnostic evaluations
  • Inflammation and Regeneration – understanding fundamental immune and inflammatory processes to enable development of new therapies
  • Neuroregeneration – advance knowledge of pathogenesis of neurodegenerative eye diseases and mechanisms of retinal and cortical development

Research Programs

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