About the WVU Eye Institute

We’re pioneering breakthrough discoveries in eye health research while providing advanced vision care to communities in West Virginia and beyond.

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We are West Virginia’s premier center for trusted ophthalmic care, education, and research.

For more than two decades, WVU Eye Institute has continued to build upon its solid foundation of excellence in patient care, clinical research, and education.

Our board-certified physicians offer comprehensive eyecare using the latest diagnostic and therapeutic tools for adults and children. Our clinical and research faculty, administration, staff, and trainees work together to provide industry-leading eye health services to patients in West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Maryland, and surrounding areas.

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Pioneers in Eye Health Research, Education, and Disease Treatment

Located in a state with the second highest rate of visual disability in the nation, we’re discovering new ways to prevent, treat, and slow the progression of incurable eye diseases. We’re adding faculty, space, and funding to continue expanding these efforts—and breaking new ground along the way.

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  • The WVU Eye Institute is the first in the region to offer corneal neurotization, a surgery that reconnects nerves to the eye to restore sensation.

  • We are the only tertiary eye center in West Virginia.

  • We’re moving eyecare research forward as we launch and conduct a large glaucoma trial on laser treatments.

  • We’re developing innovative ways to prevent, treat, and slow the progression of currently incurable vision problems with an $11 million COBRE grant.

  • Our team makes eyecare accessible to all West Virginians by hosting children’s vision-screening and adult low-vision services across the state.

We’re committed to shaping the future of eye health in West Virginia and beyond. Our faculty offers high-value fellowship programs in cornea, glaucoma, ophthalmic plastic surgery, and vitreoretinal specialties. Our residents and fellows who pursue training through the WVU Eye Institute are exposed to some of the most diverse disease pathology in the nation and take part in groundbreaking research, high-level training, and comprehensive patient care.

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Funding Visual Science Research

Making untreatable vision problems treatable: WVU receives $11M for visual sciences research center

Latest News

A clinical trial conducted by the WVU Eye Institute for the use of EYELEA, an injection medication, has led to FDA approval for the treatment of retinopathy of prematurity (ROP).

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Clinical Research

The experts at the WVU Eye Institute conduct ongoing clinical trials and research studies.

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Academic Programs

Learn more about the WVU School of Medicine Department of Opthalmology and Visual Sciences.

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