Vision Research at the Dean McGee Eye Institute

Probably the least-visible aspect of the Dean McGee Eye Institute/University of Oklahoma (OU) Department of Ophthalmology’s many roles, from the public perspective, is the area of vision research. At any given time, DMEI/OU is involved in a number of vision research projects, seeking, testing, and refining the latest treatments and cures for a broad spectrum of vision-related illnesses.

Outstanding Research Faculty and Programs

For more than 25 years, DMEI/OU has been a leader in the field of vision research. Our National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant-funded researchers are on the cutting-edge of scientific investigation into the underlying causes of blinding diseases and the promising treatments that are being developed.

We encourage you to learn more about the research programs at DMEI/OU by clicking here.

Knowledge Sharing Opportunities

One of the most fruitful avenues for scientific advancement is the open sharing of data, analysis, and discoveries. DMEI/OU fosters this type of sharing through a number of lectures, workshops, and events that bring leading scientists in vision research to Oklahoma to share their work.

We encourage you to view our event calendar to find upcoming opportunities. You can also get details by clicking on the following links:


Collaborative Initiatives

A distinguishing characteristic of the vision research program at DMEI/OU is its collaborative nature. Vision research on the campus of the OU Health Sciences (OUHS) is a multi-disciplinary affair that sees researchers from across departments collaborate on research and regularly share findings. These scientists come together in the OU Vision Research Program.

Further collaboration resources include:


Join the Effort

It takes a team effort to achieve results in vision research. Research requires significant financial resources above and beyond the grants secured by our research faculty. You can support their efforts by donating today.

If you have an interest in pursuing research directly, we encourage you to explore the following resources:

Together, we can find new treatments and cures for vision loss.