NTERI is providing a healthier future for those who have or will develop debilitating vision disorders. We are changing the world with new discoveries through basic and clinical eye research.
Increased awareness about disease development, outcome, and the need for novel therapies for age-related macular degeneration, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, optic neuritis, dry eye disease, and related health disparities among ethnic and minority populations drives our research programs at the North Texas Eye Research Institute. We have active research programs in many of these areas.
The North Texas Eye Research Institute (NTERI) was founded in 1992 and is comprised of researchers and clinicians in the field of visual science and ophthalmology. As part of the Health Science Center, the primary mission of the NTERI is to:
initiate and facilitate collaborative projects in vision research
develop innovative multidisciplinary graduate training programs
engage and inform the community on the importance of eye diseases and vision research
attain research outcomes that will lead to the development of new and effective treatments for ocular diseases, including glaucoma, macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, optic neuritis, and dry eye disease
Current and past visual science research support for investigators in the NTERI comes from a variety of government and private organizations. We are actively seeking additional support from both institutions as well as from the community to sponsor additional visual science research, education, and community outreach programs.