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A central focus of research in the Department of Ophthalmology has been on retinopathy of prematurity (ROP). Lois Smith's laboratory is investigating the factors that stimulate--and supress--ROP, while Anne Fulton's group is elucidating the role of photoreceptors in ROP.

Additional research, conducted by David Hunter, is directed at developing less invasive approaches to treating pediatric eye disorders, including amblyopia and extropia.

Featured researchers in the Department of Ophthalmology hold faculty appointments at Harvard Medical School.

Latest Research in Ophthalmology:

RESEARCHER FOCUS AREA
Anne Fulton, MD Retinal degeneration
David G. Hunter, MD, PhD Eye muscles
Gabriel Kreiman, PhD, MSc Computations in the brain and the functional architecture of neuronal circuits
Lois Smith, MD, PhD Retinopathy of prematurity
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