The College's comparative ophthalmology laboratories conduct ground-breaking research in inherited retinal diseases in canines. Researchers explore the causes of inherited retinal diseases and are developing genetic therapies to treat these diseases. The research in each of these labs holds promise for addressing human—as well as animal—eye disease.

Comparative Ophthalmology Researchers

András Komáromy, DrMedVet, PhD, DACVO, DECVO, FARVO

Cellular and molecular disease mechanisms in an attempt to develop new treatment strategies—including gene therapy—to restore visual function

Simon Petersen-Jones, DVet Med, PhD, DECVO

Hereditary eye diseases in animals—primarily retinal degeneration phenotypes

Chris Pirie, DVM, DACVO

Glaucoma, clinical optics, vision, ophthalmic imaging techniques, and diagnostic imaging