The Neuro-Ophthalmology Research Section at the University of Colorado is a leading center for investigating disorders that affect the visual system and brain. Founded in 1967, the section has a long history of excellence in patient care, education, and research. Its faculty members are internationally recognized experts in the field, and their research focuses on a wide range of topics, including optic nerve disease, Neuromyelitis Optica Spectrum Disorder (NMOSD) and Myelin Oligodendrocyte Disorder (MOG), cerebral visual impairment, and neuroimaging. The section is committed to advancing our understanding of these conditions and developing new treatments that improve the lives of patients.

Actively Enrolling Studies

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If you think you may be eligible for one of these studies or if you would like more information, please fill out our Neurology Research Interest Web Form or contact us at or 303-724-4644.

Principal Investigators

Jeffrey Bennett, MD, PhD

Jeffrey Bennett, MD, PhD

Victoria Pelak, MD

Victoria Pelak, MD

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Further Resources


Visual Snow Initiative

The Visual Snow Initiative (VSI) offers hope, resources, and the “Cure of Understanding” to those with Visual Snow Syndrome.


NORDIC Clinical Trials

The Neuro-Ophthalmology Research Disease Investigator Consortium (NORDIC) is a cohesive extensive group of Neuro-Ophthalmologists and other doctors, who have developed a structured organization to perform prospective clinical research with the support of the National Eye Institute of the NIH, other funding agencies, and industry.

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