Annual Report 2022

The Stanford Ophthalmology 2022 Vision Matters Annual Report, "Translating Research: From Bench to Clinic to Worldwide Impact" highlights the department's recent news and accomplishments. Click here to read or download the PDF.

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In this Issue

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  • A note from our Chair

    2022 was a big year at the Byers Eye Institute at Stanford University School of Medicine.

  • Translating research from bench to clinic

    The road from laboratory-based discovery to approved patient therapy can be long and arduous, and too many promising discoveries never even start down that path. The Byers Eye Institute at Stanford is committed to advancing ophthalmic care and translating research into novel treatments for blinding conditions.

  • Solving the mysterious links between multiple sclerosis, optic neuritis and vision loss

    One of the most intriguing mysteries to Heather Moss, MD, PhD, associate professor of ophthalmology and neurology, and director of clinical research, is how and why MS affects the eyes in a subset of patients.

  • Pressure point

    Stanford researchers, led by physician-scientist Wendy Liu, MD, PhD, assistant professor of ophthalmology, are seeking a way to understand the fundamental element of eye pressure in glaucoma, and thereby develop new therapies.

  • Stanford Center for Optic Disc Drusen hosts its first in-person symposium

    Joyce Liao, MD, PhD, professor of ophthalmology and neurology, is devoted to treating patients with optic disc drusen (ODD), a condition that affects the optic nerve and vision. While it is a disease almost as prevalent as glaucoma, there is still much unknown about the disease and how to prevent or treat resulting vision loss.

  • Discovering neural repair genes for glaucoma

    Glaucoma is one of the leading causes of blindness for individuals over the age of 60. It occurs when the optic nerve, which connects the eye to the brain, is damaged from high eye pressure—a process called neurodegeneration.

  • Providing premier service for eye misalignment in adults

    The Byers Eye Institute at Stanford provides a premier specialty clinic for adult strabismus patients. Here are a few of the patients who have benefitted from the expertise in the clinic.