A new Eye Center Clinical Facility at Duke University is currently under construction. The new facility at Duke will house expanded clinical services designed to improve patient care and convenience. The 127,000 square-foot building is expected to be complete in mid 2015 and was made possible by a $12 million donation.
The Duke Eye Center already receives a significant amount of research funding from outside funding organizations. The American Health Assistance Foundation awarded two $100,000 grants to Duke Eye Center researchers Sina Farsiu, PhD, assistant professor of ophthalmology and biomedical engineering and Goldis Malek, PhD, assistant professor of ophthalmology and pathology. The Duke research funding will be used to research the role of oxidant activated nuclear receptors in retinal pigmented epithelium (RPE) cell injury, mitochondrial dysfunction, and sub-RPE deposit formation.
This Duke University research funding will ensure the Duke Eye Center continues making progress in the field of macular degeneration, making way for new research techniques and positioning Duke University at the forefront of this field of research.