Department of Ophthalmology

José-Alain Sahel in a black suit and white shirt holding a white square
The University of Pittsburgh today announced a collaboration with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health to help address the needs of the visually impaired through the expertise, facilities and research of the world-class School of Medicine’s Department of Ophthalmology.
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Debasish Sinha will work with Astellas Pharma Inc. in a new research collaboration to address dry age-related macular degeneration—a common cause of vision loss.
Matt Smith in a purple shirt in front of a dark background
Matt Smith, an associate professor of ophthalmology, is studying how the brain and visual stimuli interact in an effort to help people with conditions such as attention deficit disorder.
The Pitt-Paris agreement will enable closer collaboration on research to treat optic nerve problems and age-related eye conditions.
a pale arm with spots from poison oak
Engineer Steven Little and colleagues may have found the cell-sized source of irritation caused by contact with allergens.
man using BrainPort, a device that allows people with vision impairments to "see" using their tongue
"Sight: The Story of Vision" shows a Pitt-researched device called BrainPort — a set of glasses and a lollipop-like combo that allows people with vision impairments the ability to "see" through touch.