Research & Philanthropy


The Department of Ophthalmology at Children’s Hospital of Michigan actively participates in clinical research. Currently, we are involved in several prospective studies in fields such as amblyopia and myopia. The department also is involved in many more retrospective studies on topics such as glaucoma, strabismus, and ptosis. Several of these projects are funded through the Children’s Hospital Research Fund. The physicians also regularly serve as trial participants completing eye exams for other researcher’s clinical trials.

The department has produced seven publications and three book chapters over the past two years.  The members of the department make academic contributions regularly be it podium presentations, academic posters, or publications.

 PEDIG (2)

The doctors of Children’s Eye Care are proud to be clinical investigators for the Pediatric Eye Disease Investigator Group (PEDIG)PEDIG is a collaborative network dedicated to facilitating multi-center clinical research in strabismus, amblyopia and other eye disorders that affect children. This network is funded by the National Eye Institute (NEI) – a branch of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). There are currently over 100 participating sites (offices) with over 200 pediatric ophthalmologists and pediatric optometrists in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom participating in PEDIG.

If you have any questions regarding a research project, or would like more information on actively enrolling studies, please contact our research coordinator (Susie Perzyk) at





Many families want to help make a difference in the lives of children who suffer with pediatric eye conditions. Children’s Eye Care works directly with and supports Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation, Children’s Eye Foundation and Vision Research ROPARD Foundation. We all rely on philanthropic funding to enhance the programs, services and research for children. If you’re interested in supporting pediatric ophthalmology research, please consider one of these remarkable 501(c)(3) organizations.


Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation
Jodi Wong, CFRE
3901 Beaubien- Mailslot #257
Detroit, MI 48201
Phone: 313-745-5855
Recommended Fund #: TR-0535 – Purpose to Support Ophthalmology


Children’s Eye Foundation
1631 Lancaster Drive, Suite 200
Grapevine, Texas 76051
Phone: 817-310-2641


Pediatric Retinal Research Foundation
39650 Orchard Hill Place, Ste 200
Novi, MI 48375
Phone: 248-319-0161