The Division of Ophthalmology is actively involved in clinical research. Projects based at the Hospital include clinical investigations into the epidemiology of myopia and eye growth, eye trauma and retinal injury, pediatric glaucomas, epidemiology and imaging in retinopathy of prematurity, genetic investigations in myopia and anophthalmia, and congenital ptosis. Other collaborative projects are underway with investigators at the University of Pennsylvania Department of Ophthalmology. The Division is also a participant in the Pediatric Eye Disorders Investigators Group (PEDIG), including the Amblyopia Treatment Studies.
The fellow is encouraged to participate in clinical research projects during the fellowship, and resources are available for these projects as well as for presentation of research at national meetings.