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Ophthalmology--Devers Research

Devers Eye Institute Research
Discoveries in Sight Research Laboratories

1225 N.E. Second Ave.
Portland, OR  97232
Telephone: 503-413-5441

Mission and programs

Our mission is to expedite development of new technologies and treatments to prevent blindness, with programs that include:

  • Basic Research: Combining research in anatomy, physiology, and pharmacology to discover what role they play in diseases of the eye.
  • Clinical Research: Initiating and conducting clinical trials to test new diagnostic instruments and therapies. 
  • Clinical Epidemiology: Determining the prevalence of eye disease within Portland and the Pacific Northwest Indian Tribes. 
  • Technology Development: Working with industry to accelerate the development of new technologies and pharmaceuticals for the diagnosis and treatment of eye disease.

Our History

Discoveries in Sight Research Laboratories, a unique model for vision research, was established in 1997 by Legacy Good Samaritan Devers Eye Institute at Legacy Health in Portland, Oregon.

Building on a strong research tradition, the Institute's internationally recognized vision scientists and ophthalmologists combine basic and clinical research programs to facilitate collaborations with industry.

Discoveries in Sight Research Laboratories, through its association with Legacy Health, has access to resources and a large patient population not always available to academic research institutions.