|Eye Center Research|
| Eye Center Research | Site-Based Research | Clinical Trials
AERI Dedication | Fuchs Endothelial Corneal Dystrophy
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.