OU Vision consists of a consortium of researchers on the OUHSC campus dedicated to high quality research in vision and ophthalmology. Research laboratories of the faculty of OU Vision are located in the Departments of Ophthalmology, Cell Biology, Biochemistry, Microbiology/Immunology, and
The researchers of OU Vision are funded by the National Institutes of Health, National Eye Institute, Research to Prevent Blindness, Diabetes Association, Foundation Fighting Blindness, Department of Defense, and other local funding agencies. Our researchers have a depth of knowledge and abilities in the fields of ocular immunology and infection, retinal biochemistry and cell biology, and therapeutics. State-of-the-art research in ocular infectious diseases is being conducted on-site with the latest in ocular imaging and electrophysiological equipment. Current equipment includes light, fluorescent, and confocal microscopy, flow cytometry, biomicroscopy and electoretinography, and retinal and corneal tissue culture facilities.
Advanced equipment and facilities are used to analyze numerous disease models, including ocular infections, degenerations, and diabetes. Collaborations between researchers in cell biology, pathology, cell biology, and microbiology and immunology have expanded research interests beyond that of individual research programs. Beyond the walls of the Department of Ophthalmology exists a wide array of shared resources on the OUHSC campus, including additional biomicroscopy, confocoal microscopy and histology cores, gene chip/microarray bioinformatics cores, genetics/sequencing facilities, transgenic generation cores, to name just a few.