Seeking to prevent and cure eye damage caused by diabetes

  • Healthy Eyes Taubman Scholar

  • Professor, Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

  • Professor, Molecular & Integrative Physiology

  • Director, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Diabetic Retinopathy Center

The overall goal of Dr. Gardner’s clinical care and research is to help people with diabetes maintain good vision.
By combining evaluations of patients with his laboratory research, he is determining how diabetes impacts the eye, uncovering the molecular mechanisms that give rise to these changes, and developing new therapies.