Research Sites

Byers Eye Institute at Stanford
2452 Watson Court
Palo Alto, CA 94303

Mary M. and Sash A. Spencer Center for Vision Research

Human Subjects Research
2370 Watson Court
Palo Alto, CA 94303

Laboratory Sciences
1651 Page Mill Road
Palo Alto, CA 94303

The Department of Ophthalmology Faculty are advancing research into the origins of ocular diseases and creating the newest diagnostic and treatment modalities. The world-leading community at Stanford University conducts clinical trials and basic and translational research in such areas as neuroprotection and optic nerve regeneration, retinal pathophysiology and genetics, retinal neurobiology and prosthetic vision, novel microsurgical tools and therapeutic lasers, advanced diagnostics and imaging, ophthalmic tissue engineering and corneal prosthetics, ocular microbiology and stem cells.

We invite all of our prospective donors, patients and collaborators to explore our research in the basic and translational sciences and in clinical care.

We also encourage you to browse our career opportunities for faculty, career opportunities for staff, and opportunities to support vision research at Stanford.

Research News

  • Dr. Tawna Roberts receives RPB grant

    Tawna Roberts, OD, PhD, assistant professor of pediatric ophthalmology, has been granted a $100,000 RPB Walt and Lilly Disney Award for Amblyopia Research from Research to Prevent Blindness (RPB) to support eye research into amblyopia.

  • Molecular clues could signal eye cancer survival odds

    Stanford researchers have discovered that the level of certain proteins in the eye could predict survival risk in patients with uveal melanoma, a relatively rare but deadly form of adult eye cancer.

  • Targeting a Human Protein Prevents SARS-CoV-2 Infection in Mice

    The most common strategy for beating the coronavirus is attacking the viral proteins responsible for disease, but the Mahajan Lab and colleagues focused their research on a human protein that interacts with the virus.

  • Providing hope for eye cancer patients

    Through funding from The Cancer League, a local cancer charity, Prithvi Mruthyunjaya, MD, MHS, and Vinit Mahajan, MD, PhD, associate professors of ophthalmology at the Byers Eye Institute at Stanford, are the first to identify proteins from inside the eye that predict survival risk in patients with a form of melanoma cancer in the eye.