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Legacy Devers Eye Institute Research

Legacy Devers Eye Institute is dedicated to providing optimal eye care in the Portland metropolitan area and Southwest Washington. While the most immediate path to achieve this is direct patient care, this mission can only be sustained through teaching and education. And it can best be improved through research. We are committed to and passionate about patient care, education and research for eye diseases.

Research Summary

Legacy Devers Eye Institute scientists seek new knowledge and insights into all aspects of ophthalmic diseases. We are best recognized internationally in four areas:

  • Glaucoma, especially as that relates to damage and remodeling of the optic nerve
  • Innovations in corneal transplantation
  • Uveitis and all aspects of inflammation in and around the eye
  • The epidemiology of ocular diseases, especially glaucoma


We participate actively in clinical trials including ones related to retinal disease, glaucoma, and corneal disease.