Excellence in Eye Research
We are a research and development centre created to develop cutting-edge Hi-Tech to support the diagnosis and treatment of eye diseases, enabling faster implementation of new therapies. We collaborate with the most prestigious eye care centres in Europe and North America, the Institute of Ophthalmology at University College London and the Gavin Herbert Eye Institute at the University of California, Irvine.
At ICTER, our passion is the eye, which is the human “window into the brain.” The eye reveals crucial information about the patient’s condition, and it is the main organ responsible for world perception. We study the human eye with maximum precision, from different scientific perspectives, within five disciplines, at scales ranging from macro to nano.
Prevention and early diagnosis
to limit the progression of eye diseases.
Development of methods
to introduce new therapies for the eyes.
Cooperation of scientists and business
to foster collaboration in the fields of Eye Med Tech and precision medicine.
The aim of the Centre is to advance new technologies leading to the development of new eye treatment methods in the fields of minimally invasive surgery, biochemical control of protein machinery, genetic repair of inherited diseases, and tissue engineering. We are also working on the advancement of optical imaging technology and state-of-the-art robotics to assist in eye surgery and drug delivery.
To emerge as an internationally recognized Centre of Scientific Excellence, with highly qualified staff and resources, engaged in translational activities at the highest global level and aimed at achieving a significant impact on the health of the eye.
Science in service of humanity
discovery of new therapies for eye disease treatment.
inventive and open-minded staff.
cooperative, dynamic, motivated and well-educated team.
real impact on eye health.
high ethical standards.
inclusiveness in accordance with Gender Equality Plan.
Our people are our pride
We believe that behind every institution that makes a breakthrough in science there are extraordinary people: visionaries, risk-takers, passionate professionals. That is why we hire the top specialists in their fields, and provide them with optimal conditions and state-of-the-art technological equipment for growth.
Research fields: Medical physics, Biochemistry, Instrumentation engineering, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Ophthalmology, Biomedical engineering, Ophthalmic Biology.
Electrophysiological data analyses
Design of imaging devices
Our success story
Our first success as a newly established organization is to convince experts and funding agencies of our vision for translational eye research. At our institute, research on the mechanisms of vision at the molecular level in health and disease and development of new viral gene therapies are supported by engineering and computer science. Further technological support is provided by optical imaging experts with extensive experience in providing tools for clinical ophthalmology. We believe that this unique blend of basic and applied sciences provides fertile ground for groundbreaking advances in the diagnosis and treatment of eye diseases. We anticipate that an environment of mutual expert collaborate on will enhance the competitiveness of our research activities. We see our Institute as an entity that can provide unprecedented and unique benefits to society. Our development plans for eye-related science will promote active collaborations with industry, including pharmaceuticals, cutting-edge imaging, and drug delivery techniques.