What is the research matrix?


Focused, transparent, flexible, and cohesive: characteristics of living eye tissue, the vitreous, that serve as a metaphor for the Emory Eye Center's research matrix.

Faculty members at the Emory Eye Center have been asking themselves a critical questions: In a world of competing priorities, how do we focus our research efforts? Which research projects stand at the top of the list, and why?

living eye tissue, the vitreous

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Holly Slavin and Brent Hayek, MD

A blessing of the birds–and of the families

First-grader Holly Slavin stopped reading, something she normally loved. It aroused no real concern, as her family was on Christmas vacation with lots of other distractions. Only later did Holly's mother put together the hints that something was wrong with her daughter's eye.

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Circadian rhythms and us

Director of Research P. Michael Iuvone has published a new book, The Retina and Circadian Rhythms (Springer, 2014) that gives a comprehensive review of retinal circadian rhythms and their roles in photoreception and visual function.

Timothy Olsen, MD, in research lab

Timothy Olsen recipient of visionary award

Timothy W. Olsen received the Visionary Award from Foundation Fighting Blindness (FFB) during its spring “For the Love of Sight” event in Washington, D.C. The honor was given for his longstanding commitment to helping patients with eye diseases.

AOI slide of Hans Grossniklaus, MD, MBA

Hans Grossniklaus inaugurated into prestigious AOI

Hans Grossniklaus was inaugurated into Academia Ophthalmologica Internationalis (AOI), the most prestigious academic ophthalmology society in the world. He delivered the inaugural address in Tokyo.

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Five physicians named Atlanta Magazine “Top Docs"

Allen Beck (glaucoma), Valérie Biousse (neuro-ophthalmology), Nancy Newman (neurology and neuro-ophthalmology), Scott Lambert (pediatric ophthalmology), and Timothy Olsen (retina).