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Schepens Eye Research Institute

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20 Staniford Street
Boston, MA 02114

617-912-0100 (Voice)
617-912-2569 (Voice)

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This is an affiliate of the Harvard Medical School located in Boston, Massachusetts and is the largest independent eye research institute in the United States. Originally known as the Retina Foundation, the Institute has expanded its research agenda to include to virtually every part of the eye and most major eye diseases that cause blindness, and claims the following major accomplishments: has provided greater knowledge and understanding of the structure & function of the retina, vitreous, cornea, eye surface; major advances in diagnosis and surgical management of vitreoretinal diseases; development of innovative diagnostic technologies such as the binocular indirect ophthalmoscope (now in the permanent collection of the Smithsonian Institution), scanning laser ophthalmoscope, ophthalmic lasers; and pioneering research into retinal transplantation. The Institute has a staff of 220 and concentrates its research program on the causes and prevention of blinding eye diseases.



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Date Entered: 1/1/1998
Date Edited: 5/28/2014
Date Revised: 12/7/2006 2:45:11 PM
Health Referral Number: HR2864
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