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Advancing Patient Care Through Clinical and Translational Research
Our research efforts have resulted in multiple advances in patient care, including the development of advanced laser systems that have benefited millions of patients worldwide for retinal and cataract disease, as well as novel biopharmaceuticals for retinal diseases, microsurgical devices and new forms of medical imaging and health information technology.
Our core strengths span from translational applications of biomedical research to vision care. We have acknowledged international leadership in the areas of ophthalmic laser physics and medical devices that transform patient care including vitreo-retinal disease, refractive surgery, neural prosthetic vision, cataract surgery and ophthalmic tele-health.
We are initiating major programs in restorative ocular medicine based upon pillars of gene therapy, stem cell biology, and neural/polymeric prosthetic design, all enabled by innovative imaging research.
We are in the midst of developing a strong center for ocular health outcomes research and cost effectiveness analysis, providing national policy leadership to improve health while managing spiraling costs simultaneously.
Providers at the Byers Eye Institute are now offering synchronous video visits. A video eye visit can substitute for an in- person appointment in some cases, and is particularly helpful to determine if and with what urgency (even same day or next day) and in-person appointment is needed. Currently this is available for patients in California.
We have included example videos if you wish to get a sense of what some of your examinations may be like:
Visual System Examination During Video Visits
Visual Acuity (Central Visual Function)
Heather E. Moss, MD, PhD & Shannon Beres, MD
Byers Eye Institute at Stanford
Dr. Andrea Kossler's father is a surgeon and her sister an ophthalmologist, so she was torn between those two specialties. After medical aid trips to Bolivia and Cambodia, Dr. Kossler figured out that oculoplastic surgery would be just right for her.
Clinical trials are research studies that evaluate a new medical approach, device, drug, or other treatment. As a Stanford Health Care patient, you may have access to the latest, advanced clinical trials.
Open trials refer to studies currently accepting participants. Closed trials are not currently enrolling, but may open in the future.
Stanford Health Care is known worldwide for the advanced patient care provided by its doctors and staff. We also provide a wide range of guest services and amenities to our patients and visitors. Learn more about preparing for a hospital stay, billing and financial services, and our other support programs in Patients & Visitors.
Stanford Health Care provides comprehensive services to refer and track patients, as well as the latest information and news for physicians and office staff. For help with all referral needs and questions, visit Referral Information.