About Schepens Eye Research Institute

Schepens Eye Research Institute of Massachusetts Eye and Ear fights blindness by developing new technologies, therapies and knowledge to retain and restore vision. Through a continuum of discovery, the Institute works toward a future in which blindness is prevented, alleviated, and, ultimately, cured.



Founded in 1950 by famed retinal surgeon Charles L. Schepens, M.D., Schepens Eye Research Institute of Mass. Eye and Ear is one of the largest eye research institutes in the nation and an affiliate of Harvard Medical School. Since our inception, we have trained more than 600 postdoctoral fellows in various disciplines of eye research; trained more than 500 eye surgeons who now practice around the world; and published more than 4,600 scientific papers and books about health and eye disease.