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Bascom Palmer’s Research Mission

The future of ophthalmology lies in the creation of new knowledge and technology and its rapid translation into the clinic to help patients. Our mission is to make this happen through innovative research. We aim to be among the nation’s pre-eminent research centers for the advancement of medicine and technology to conquer eye disease and prevent blindness.

Strategic Expansion and Renewal

We recently launched an ambitious effort to renew and expand our research program, tapping into the remarkable opportunity offered by recent advances in the molecular biosciences, biomedical engineering, and the human genome project. Much has been accomplished and we continue to grow.

Grants and Sponsorship

We strive to maintain a diverse portfolio of research funding, including grants from the National Eye Institute, Research to Prevent Blindness, Hope for Vision, Fight for Sight, Foundation Fighting Blindness, Prevent Blindness America, and many other organizations. However, philanthropy from our patients and benefactors is essential for new initiatives. Your help is especially vital at this time when our research effort is under expansion.