Eye and Vision Research
Penn State Hershey Eye Center research is critical in providing the best possible patient care. Modern research demands a broad range of approaches to solve complex problems. Penn State faculty from many departments participate in both clinical and basic research to improve treatments for diseases such as age-related macular degeneration, pediatric eye disease, diabetic retinopathy, retinal vein occlusion and corneal wound healing. The Penn State Hershey Eye Center is dedicated to supporting cutting edge research which translates to the provision of up-to-date eye care treatments for our patients in central Pennsylvania and beyond.
2012 Frontiers in Eye & Vision Research Award Winners
Penn State Hershey
Cellular & Molecular
Family & Community
Heart & Vascular Institute
Neural & Behavioral
Ali Aminlari, MD, FACS
Detecting early vision loss in age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the goal of Gregory Jackson, PhD, Associate Professor of Ophthalmology, Penn State Hershey College of Medicine and Chief Scientific Officer of Apeliotus Vision Science.
Microsurgery simulation software and hardware is being developed by Joseph Sassani, MD, MHA, Professor of Ophthalmology and Pathology, Penn State Hershey College of Medicine and Dr. Roger Webster, Professor of Computer Science, Millersville State University.
- The Medical Minute: Genetic testing for breast cancer risk Dr. Rena Kass, director of Penn State Hershey Breast Center, said actress Angelina Jolie’s announcement regarding her double mastectomy is great publicity that will raise awareness about the genetic component of many cancers.More...
- CLIMB program puts families dealing with cancer first Penn State Hershey is hosting another session of CLIMB: Children’s Lives Include Moments of Bravery. Developed by the Children’s Treehouse Foundation, this five-week program sponsored by Penn State Hershey Breast Center addresses the psychosocial aspects of cancer as they relate to the family unit.More...
- Farmers Market in Hershey launches fourth season On Thursday, May 23, the Farmers Market in Hershey will return for its fourth season with plenty of new offerings.More...
- Penn State Hershey experts to present on IBD In an effort to help patients living with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), Crohn’s disease, and ulcerative colitis in central Pennsylvania, Penn State Hershey Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center experts, led by Dr. Walter Koltun, will host a patient symposium.More...