Division of Eye and Vision

The Division of Eye and Vision which is located at St. Erik Eye Hospital, conducts education at the undergraduate, advanced and postgraduate levels, as well as research with the aim of developing the eye care of the future.

Research groups

Physiological optics

Research group Brautaset

The field of physiological optics is wide and is related to the process of seeing, i.e., the optics of the eye, the physiological and psychological process of seeing, and the structure of the eye and visual system.


Research group Pete Williams

Glaucoma is a complex, multifactorial disease affecting an estimated 80 million people worldwide and is the leading cause of irreversible blindness. It is a significant health and economic burden. Age, genetics, and high intraocular pressure (IOP) are all considerable risk factors.

Ocular Oncology and Pathology

Research group Stålhammar/Seregard

We perform translational research in clinical environments and laboratories. As both the affiliated researchers and the infrastructure are exclusively dedicated to ocular oncology and pathology, we aim to achieve and maintain excellence in this area.

Eye movements and vision

Research group Pansell

In Sweden and at Karolinska Institutet we have a long and proud tradition of vision research. The Sigvard and Marianne Bernadotte Research Laboratory for Pediatric Ophthalmology is the country's most advanced laboratory for research on children's eyes and vision.


Research group Kvanta/André

The research team is led by Professor Anders Kvanta and Dr Helder André, with a research portfolio to provide unpreceded cellular and molecular mechanistic views on neovascular and degenerative retinal diseases, with high focus on translational sustainable therapy strategies for patients with blinding diseases.


Research group Löfgren

This research group consists of 19 specialists and two optometrists at St. Erik Eye Hospital. Research group leader is Stefan Löfgren. Group Cataract is not only conducting research about cataract but also about pediatric eye diseases and glaucoma.