Ophthalmology Research - Duke Eye Center
Research at the Duke Eye Center soared to new heights with the
opening of the Ruth and Herman Albert Institute (AERI) in April 2005.
The 72,000 square ft. state-of-the-art facility is located directly
behind the Wadsworth Building, which has housed the Eye Center for 32
years. The new building has an auditorium and resource center on the
first floor, clinical space for the Eye Center's Pediatric and
Strabismus Service on the second floor, and faculty offices on the
third floor. Open-lab design research labs on the fourth and fifth
floor provide an environment for collaboration among researchers.
The successful team approach of clinicians and basic scientists
working together – taking knowledge from the laboratory bench to the
clinic to better serve patients – has made the Eye Center a pioneer in
translational research. AERI, with cutting edge equipment and space for
additional researchers, will enhance the existing research teams.
With millions threatened by loss of vision, researchers at the Duke
Eye Center continue to collaborate with researchers at Duke and around
the world to translate research to patient care, and to continue the
quest to find a cure for blinding eye diseases.