Our Research

The physicians at UMass Memorial’s Eye Center are actively engaged in innovative research projects in the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at UMass Medical School. Our aim is to better understand the diseases that cause blindness in order to develop new treatments to prevent vision loss and restore eyesight.

This means that you benefit from the very latest diagnostic and treatment options for eye diseases that come from this research.

Through our partnership with UMass Medical School, we perform both basic research and clinical trials:

  • Basic research focuses on expanding our knowledge of how and why eye diseases occur in order to develop novel treatments
  • Clinical trials are research studies in which patients participate to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of medications, surgical techniques or medical devices to treat a condition

Learn more about the eye research being conducted by the physician-scientists at UMass Memorial.

Available Locations:

UMass Memorial Medical Center

Hahnemann Campus

281 Lincoln Street

Worcester, MA


UMass Memorial Medical Center

University Campus

Ambulatory Care Center

55 Lake Avenue North

Worcester, MA


UMass Memorial Medical Group at Northborough Crossing

333 Southwest Cutoff (Route 20)

Northborough, MA