William J. Brunken, PhD, Professor in the Department of Ophthalmology and Director of the Center for Vision Research, has been elected to serve on the Association of University Professors of Ophthalmology's Research Director's Council for five years.
Dr. William J. Brunken was named the Vice Chair of the Department of Ophthalmology.

What the Center for Vision Research is doing


One aspect of our work at the Center for Vision Research is to understand how diabetes leads to visual impairment.


In his lab, Dr. Eduardo Solessio studies the progression of vision loss in diabetes.


The goal is to identify early vision losses that may be an important predictor of impending retinopathy. This is especially important because evidence of subtle, early loss of vision may help convince patients to adhere to strict glycemic controls at very early stages of the disease.


Understanding how early vision loss relates to retinal pathology may point to more effective tests and early treatment.






What is Diabetic Retinopathy?


Diabetic retinopathy is the leading cause of blindness in working-age Americans, more


Symptoms of diabetic retinopathy include:

  • Blurred vision and gradual vision loss


Why is Research Important

Diabetes is one of the fastest growing diseases in America today affecting over 20 million adults and children.





























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