Category: Cortical Vision

The Center for Cortical Vision

The Optic Nerve

A central component of the new Pittsburgh Vision Institute will be a dedicated Center for Cortical Vision, aimed at restoring visual perception in patients who have experienced retinal degeneration. One of the leading causes of blindness in the Western World, retinal degeneration occurs in a variety of pathological conditions, including ocular trauma, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, tumors, and optic neuropathies. An expert team of clinicians and researchers at the University of Pittsburgh will continue to build upon existing collaborative efforts with the Brain Institute of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University as well as many international scientists, including those at the Institut

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