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Schepens Eye Research Institute

a/k/a: SERI


20 Staniford Street
Boston, MA 02114-2500





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The Schepens Eye Research Institute (SERI) a non-profit organization, is a prominent center for research on the eye, vision, and blinding diseases. Established in 1950 and an affiliate of the Department of Ophthalmology at Harvard Medical School, the Schepens Eye Research Institute is dedicated to research that improves the understanding, management, and prevention of eye diseases and visual deficiencies; fosters collaboration among its faculty members; trains young scientists and clinicians from around the world; promotes communication with scientists in allied fields; and is a leader in the worldwide dispersion of basic scientific knowledge of vision. The Schepens Eye Research Institute's research program focuses on eye studies and the search for causes of disease in several core areas, including retinal and macular diseases (macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy), corneal and ocular surface diseases (dry eye syndrome and corneal infection and injury), anterior segment diseases (glaucoma), ocular immunology (ocular cancer, inflammation, viral infections), transplantation (retinal and corneal transplants), and low vision aids and diagnostic technologies. The Schepens Eye Research Institute provides a variety of materials including brochures, reports and a magazine.

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