Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences Research Center

John D. Ash, PhD, Director

The Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences Research Center (OVSRC) is the research arm of the Department of Ophthalmology, University of Pittsburgh. The OVSRC is comprised of scientists representing distinct basic science and clinical disciplines who are engaged in research with the common goal of understanding the visual system and the diseases that compromise its function. These scientists work side by side with departmental Ophthalmologists who are conducting clinical trials. The mission of the OVSRC is to (1) apply state-of-the-art basic science to the advancement of vision research; (2) use of ocular models of normal and diseased states to elucidate basic scientific concepts; and (3) train the next generation of scientists and physicians through involvement in mentoring of graduate and medical students and residents.

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The Louis J. Fox Center for Vision Restoration

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