Artificial Vision

Scientists enable blind woman to see simple shapes using brain implant.

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Marclab for Connectomics mapping a deeper understanding of neurodegenerative diseases.

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HtrA1 augmentation is potential therapy for age-related macular degeneration.

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Artificial Vision Feature

Moran Eye Center and Spanish researchers successfully test artificial vision for the blind.

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Utah Retinal Reading Center plays pivotal role in the development of therapies.

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Leah Owen Lab

Owen Lab: Preventing blinding disease in premature babies.

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Frans Vinberg Lab

Vinberg Lab: Shedding new light on human color vision.

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Diagnosing Eye Diseases
Bernstein Laboratory: Detecting eye diseases earlier than ever with fluorescence lifetime imaging ophthalmoscopy, a new non-invasive retinal imaging technique known as FLIO.Learn More
AMD treatment

Steele Center for Translational Medicine: Turning genetic discoveries into treatments for age-related macular degeneration.

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Intraocular lenses

At the Intermountain Ocular Research Center, new technology for a new era of care.

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artificial vision

On a quest for artificial vision: the Moran/Cortivis Visual Prosthesis.

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As a key part of the John A. Moran Eye Center’s vision that “no person with a blinding condition should be without hope, understanding, and treatment,” we invest heavily in basic and translational research. Moran has more than 60 PhD researchers addressing a number of conditions including glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration, Stargardt disease, optic neuritis, retinal stroke, idiopathic intracranial hypertension, Usher syndrome, and retinopathy of prematurity. The Moran Eye Center has ranked as high as seventh in the nation for National Institutes of Health funding.

Key Research Initiatives

Our key research initiatives at the Moran Eye Center include the following:

Intermountain Ocular Research Center

goldfish-retinaMoran is home to the Intermountain Ocular Research Center a nonprofit, independent laboratory that performs basic, in-depth scientific research on intraocular lenses. In addition, the Center provides services and education to surgeons, clinical ophthalmologists, their patients, and intraocular lens manufacturers worldwide.

Sharon Eccles Steele Center for Translational Medicine (SCTM)

microscopeThe Sharon Eccles Steele Center for Translational Medicine was established in 2009 to more quickly and cost-effectively turn scientific discoveries into clinically effective diagnostics and therapies for blinding eye conditions, and is currently focused on finding better treatments for age-related macular degeneration. The SCTM is directed by Gregory S. Hageman, PhD.