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Bascom Palmer Eye Institute

Laboratory for Retinal Neuroplasticity

This laboratory uses electrophysiological, imaging, and genetic approaches to understand the ability of retinal neurons to recover functionally and/or structurally after injury or disease. The focus is on glaucomatous optic neuropathy and the goal is to develop strategies to prevent and/or restore loss of neural function. Projects are conducted in both human patients and models using non-invasive techniques that allow immediate translation of research findings.


  • McKnight building, 2nd floor (experimental models lab)
  • Anne Bates Leach Eye Hospital, 4th/5th floors (clinical testing lab)


Vittorio Porciatti, D.Sc.
Training program affiliation: NEU


Lori M. Ventura, M.D.
Training program affiliation: Ophthalmology, Comprehensive Ophthalmology