The Research Division within UVA Ophthalmology is pleased to introduce the Center for Advanced Vision Science, directed by Dr. Jayakrishna Ambati , which opened in July 2016. Our research includes as well the Yates Lab, Ophthalmology Clinical Trials, the Congenital Eye Disorders Program, the Vision Research Group, and the Grainger Lab.
The University Of Virginia Department Of Ophthalmology faculty members conduct their own research to investigate new treatment options for ophthalmic diseases and conditions. Additionally, the department is actively involved in many sponsored clinical trials to test new ophthalmic procedures and treatments. In recent years, the department has participated in clinical trials investigating new treatments for wet age-related macular degeneration, macula edema following central or branch retinal vein occlusions, and glaucoma trabeculectomy.