Research

Innovative Research Enhances Patient Care

Researchers at Harvard Ophthalmology/Mass. Eye and Ear are working to eradicate blinding retinal diseases—the leading cause of vision loss worldwide. Already, they have made major discoveries that have improved the diagnosis and treatment of many retinal diseases, including age-related macular degeneration, inherited retinal disorders, diabetic retinopathy, and ocular melanoma.

Today, retinal research programs are underway to define the underlying causes of retinal conditions, and to develop new methods of diagnosis and treatment. Learn about ongoing research from the:

Participate in a Clinical Trial

Mass. Eye and Ear researchers are actively recruiting patients for several studies.

X-linked retinoschisis (XLRS): Researchers are testing a novel gene therapy to determine if it safely and effectively reduces XLRS symptoms. Learn more and see if you qualify

Achromatopsia (“day blindness”): Researchers are testing the safety and effectiveness of a novel gene therapy for achromatopsia. Learn more and see if you qualify

View the complete list of ongoing clinical trials