Department of Ophthalmology

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Study of How Brain Interprets Visual Cues Could Aid Treatment of Psychiatric Disorders

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.

Vision Restoration Research Set to Advance Through Agreement with French Institutions

The Pitt-Paris agreement will enable closer collaboration on research to treat optic nerve problems and age-related eye conditions.
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Findings About Immune System Could Stop Allergic Skin Reactions at the Cellular Source

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

Vision-to-Touch Innovation, Pitt Researchers Featured in Documentary Airing on PBS

"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.