Excellence for 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 allowing for 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.

Project overview

The project was selected in the International Research Agendas competition by the Foundation for Polish Science. The centre is part of the Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences. It has five independent research groups.

The international partner of the Centre is the Institute of Ophthalmology at the University College London in the United Kingdom, and our scientific partner is the University California Irvine in the United States.


Research fields: Medical physics, Biochemistry, Instrumentation engineering, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Ophthalmology, Biomedical engineering, Ophthalmic Biology.

Optical Instrumentation

Electrophysiological data analyses

Structural Biology


Design of imaging devices

Strategic Objectives

At ICTER, our passion is the eye, which is the human “window into the brain”. It 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 contain the development of eye diseases.

Development of methods for introducing

new therapies for the eyes.

Cooperation of scientists and business

in the field of Eye Med Tech and precision medicine.

Core Values

Science in service of humanity

new therapies for eye disease treatment.


inventive and open-minded staff.


dynamic, motivated and well-educated team.


real impact on eye health.


international recognition.


high ethical standards.