Complex interactions between cells enable human vision. Research at the Donald K Johnson Eye Institute describes these interactions and applies knowledge of this fundamental biology to reverse blinding disease. The Institute aims to develop and enhance clinical tools to:
- Protect vision cells threatened by degenerative disease
- Regenerate damaged cells and tissues to restore sight
- Rehabilite communications between the eyes and the brain
- Diagnose eye disease
These research programs offer hope for long-term solutions to blinding conditions and also inform today’s clinical care. Institute clinicians are ideal partners in translating this emerging knowledge into practice, with an established reputation for ground-braking clinical research, testing new treatments and surgical approaches. Our program is part of Canada’s largest ophthalmology residency training program at the University of Toronto’s Department of Ophthalmology and Vision Science creating unique opportunities to disseminate new knowledge.