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Smith-Kettlewell's research depends on the participation of patients and healthy volunteers.

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Two scientists prepare to be experimental subjects

Scientist Profile

Smith-Kettlewell's research staff is drawn from diverse scientific and medical backgrounds, including ophthalmology, neurology, brain imaging, experimental psychology, engineering, physics, optometry, biophysics and audiology.

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Chuan Hou setting up EEG work in the lab.


Our mission is to create a unique environment for research on human vision -- basic scientific research to increase the understanding of normal vision in support of vision disorders, clinical research to develop new diagnostic procedures and treatments for visual and other sensory disorders, and engineering research to produce better techniques for aid and rehabilitation of the blind and partially sighted.