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Research and Clinical Trials


Research is a core component of UPMC Eye Center's mission. We have one of the top basic and clinical research programs in the country. As a leader in National Eye Institute funding, UPMC Eye Center’s research focuses on ocular immunology, infectious disease, molecular genetics and molecular biology of retinal disease, glaucoma, and advanced diagnostic imaging technology development.

View the most recent edition of our research abstracts (PDF).

Campbell Laboratory for Ocular Microbiology

As one of the few ophthalmology-only microbiology laboratories in the country, the Campbell Laboratory for Ocular Microbiology works with patients, community-based ophthalmologists, and other UPMC researchers to diagnose eye infections, develop and test new antibiotics, and investigate how eye infections occur and progress.

Clinical trials

UPMC Eye Center's research is administered through the University of Pittsburgh's Office of Clinical Research (OCR). The OCR's mission is to facilitate the process of clinical research, to promote its value, and to foster communication among the various entities engaged in its conduct. The OCR promotes clinical research at Pitt and its affiliated institutions by providing research-related resources for volunteers, sponsors, investigators, and research staff.​

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