Schepens Eye Research Institute of Mass. Eye and Ear
In 2011, Mass. Eye and Ear joined forces with Schepens Eye Research Institute to create the world’s largest and most robust basic and clinical ophthalmology research enterprise. This collaboration will ultimately help translate bench-to-bedside research into better treatment and new cures for blinding diseases.
Powerhouse in Vision Research
Basic research at Schepens Eye Research Institute and clinical research at Mass. Eye and Ear are enriched by each other’s respective strengths. Working together, they provide a strong basic and translational science engine with a powerful clinical team that is primed to find cures for blinding eye diseases.
Originally called the Retina Foundation, Schepens Eye Research Institute of Mass. Eye and Ear was founded in 1950 by famed retinal surgeon Dr. Charles Schepens.
Today, it is led by Director of Research Patricia D’Amore, PhD, MBA. She plays a vital role in shaping research goals, overseeing faculty development, and building collaborative relationships.