Current Research

Research is critical at the Casey Eye Institute. For nearly 60 years, highly specialized ophthalmologists and researchers have worked side by side, seeking new treatments and causes of eye disease. Your vision has always been our focus. By bringing scientists and doctors together, we work to give you the best possible vision and quality of life.


Casey Eye Institute has two full floors of research laboratories for glaucoma, inflammatory diseases, macular degeneration and gene therapy. One floor is at our Marquam Hill location, and the other is located in OHSU's Biomedical Research Building (BRB).

Clinical trials are the last stage in bringing a new treatment into general use, allowing accelerated delivery of promising new treatments and technology. At Casey Eye Institute, our doctors and scientists are conducting trials in diseases of the cornea and retina, glaucoma, inflammatory diseases, macular degeneration, eye cancer, vision correction and children's eye diseases.

Macular Degeneration

Age-related macular degeneration is the leading cause of new adult blindness in the United States and has become a serious public health concern as our population lives longer. Learn about the research being done here at the Casey Eye Institute.