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The University of Michigan W.K. Kellogg Eye Center is a nationally recognized center for vision care and research. Our faculty includes outstanding ophthalmologists and vision researchers; our clinical and research programs win continued support from key federal agencies and private foundations.

Kellogg ophthalmologists conduct more than 180,000 patient visits each year, offering an exceptional range of services. The primary facility in Ann Arbor features a comprehensive ophthalmology and cataract surgery clinic and eight subspecialty clinics. Kellogg also serves its patients with specialists in genetic counseling, ocular prosthetics, and ophthalmic photography. These services attract patients from all parts of the nation, and we are known as an important referral center for the Midwest and beyond.

Our scientists have developed a strong vision research program that explores the genetic, molecular, and biochemical underpinnings of sight. Their varied and innovative scientific perspectives place Kellogg in a leadership position for developing new treatments and therapies for blinding eye disease.

Our Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, established in 1872, serves as the teaching arm of the UM Medical School. In that role we attract talented residents and fellows, who will go on to practice ophthalmology throughout the world.

We are proud to be part of Michigan Medicine, one of the largest and most prestigious medical, research and educational institutions in the country.

Ann Arbor is a city in the U.S. state of Michigan and the county seat of Washtenaw County.[5] The 2010 census recorded its population to be 113,934. It is the principal city of the Ann Arbor Metropolitan Statistical Area, which encompasses all of Washtenaw County. Ann Arbor is also included in the larger Greater Detroit Combined Statistical Area.

Ann Arbor is home to the University of Michigan. The university significantly shapes Ann Arbor's economy as it employs about 30,000 workers, including about 12,000 in the medical center. The city's economy is also centered on high technology, with several companies drawn to the area by the university's research and development infrastructure.[6]

Ann Arbor was founded in 1824, named for wives of the village's founders, both named Ann, and the stands of bur oak trees.[7] The University of Michigan moved from Detroit to Ann Arbor in 1837, and the city grew at a rapid rate in the early to mid-20th century. During the 1960s and 1970s, the city gained a reputation as a center for left-wing politics. Ann Arbor became a focal point for political activism, such as opposition to the Vietnam War and support for the legalization of cannabis.

The University of Michigan shapes Ann Arbor's economy significantly. It employs about 30,000 workers, including about 12,000 in the medical center.[62] Other employers are drawn to the area by the university's research and development money, and by its graduates. High tech, health services and biotechnology are other major components of the city's economy; numerous medical offices, laboratories, and associated companies are located in the city. Automobile manufacturers, such as General Motors and Visteon, also employ residents.[62]

Atrium of a shopping arcade, with green and yellow banners hanging overhead with the words "Nickels Arcade"
Nickels Arcade interior, looking towards the east
High tech companies have located in the area since the 1930s, when International Radio Corporation introduced the first mass-produced AC/DC radio (the Kadette, in 1931) as well as the first pocket radio (the Kadette Jr., in 1933).[63] The Argus camera company, originally a subsidiary of International Radio, manufactured cameras in Ann Arbor from 1936 to the 1960s. Current firms include Arbor Networks (provider of Internet traffic engineering and security systems), Arbortext (provider of XML-based publishing software), JSTOR (the digital scholarly journal archive), MediaSpan (provider of software and online services for the media industries), Truven Health Analytics, and ProQuest, which includes UMI.[64] Ann Arbor Terminals manufactured a video-display terminal called the Ann Arbor Ambassador during the 1980s.[65] Barracuda Networks, which provides networking, security, and storage products based on network appliances and cloud services, opened an engineering office in Ann Arbor in 2008 on Depot St.[66] and currently occupies the building previously used as the Borders headquarters on Maynard Street.[67] Duo Security, a cloud-based access security provider protecting thousands of organizations worldwide through two-factor authentication, is headquartered in Ann Arbor.[68] It was formally a unicorn and continues to be headquarter in Ann Arbor after its acquisition by Cisco Systems.[69]
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