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Provost Kaufman appoints Dimitri Azar, MD, MBA Dean of the College of Medicine

December 16, 2011 Dimitri Azar, MD, MBA begins his appointment as Dean of the College of Medicine today, December 16, 2011. Dr. Azar, a renowned clinician-scientist and ophthalmologist, served as Interim Dean since May 1 of this year, and as Head of the Department of Ophthalmology since 2006. The UIC News Bureau issued the [...]

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Clinical trial tests cord tissue to treat macular degeneration

UIC News Release Clinical trial tests cord tissue to treat macular degeneration Sharon Parmet July 20, 2016 UIC is part of a national phase 2 clinical trial to evaluate the safety and tolerability of using cells derived from umbilical cord tissue to treat age-related macular degeneration, the most common cause of vision [...]

By | 2017-06-08T14:14:29+00:00 June 8th, 2017|Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences|Comments Off on Clinical trial tests cord tissue to treat macular degeneration

Dimitri Azar gives 2016 Castroviejo Lecture at AAO

Dimitri Azar, MD, MBA, gives the 2016 Castroviejo Lecture at the AAO meeting At the 2016 American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) annual meeting on Sunday, October 16, the Cornea Society co-sponsored a symposium focusing on "Case-Based Cornea Conundrums."  University of Illinois College of Medicine executive dean, Dimitri Azar, the recipient of the Cornea [...]

By | 2017-06-08T09:47:50+00:00 December 12th, 2016|Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences|Comments Off on Dimitri Azar gives 2016 Castroviejo Lecture at AAO

New Ophthalmic Clinical Trials Center

New Ophthalmic Clinical Trials & Translational Center Provides Dedicated Support Services We are very pleased to announce the recent opening of our new Ophthalmic Clinical Trials and Translational Center (OCTTC).  The OCTTC offers a new model for dedicated clinical trial support services which provides personalized clinical trial patient care, cutting-edge equipment and ophthalmic [...]

By | 2017-06-08T09:53:55+00:00 December 8th, 2016|Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences|Comments Off on New Ophthalmic Clinical Trials Center

Fellowship Match 2016

Congratulations to our third-year ophthalmology residents on their very successful fellowship match results! Mohsin Ali, MD Retina Duke Eye Center     Mark Dikopf, MD Glaucoma Illinois Eye & Ear Infirmary     Susie Chen Drake, MD Cornea University of Wisconsin     Siya Huo, MD Medical Retina UCLA     Kai Kang, MD [...]

By | 2017-06-08T10:23:25+00:00 December 7th, 2016|Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences|Comments Off on Fellowship Match 2016

Man Receives Argus II Retinal Implant at UIC

Argus II Patient "Sees" Results Man receives vision-restoring retinal implant at UIC Sharon Parmet November 17, 2016 UIC News Center (Watch the Video Here) “He’s been following me his whole life,” said Jimmy Selby with amazement  as he watched his brother Robert walk along a hallway at the University of Illinois at Chicago [...]

By | 2017-06-08T16:05:58+00:00 November 17th, 2016|Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences|Comments Off on Man Receives Argus II Retinal Implant at UIC

Cless Ophthalmic Surgical Training and Simulation Center

Cless Family Ophthalmic Surgical Training and Simulation Center Grand Opening Sharper view of eye surgery Sharon Parmet November 8, 2016 UIC News Center Imagine needing to perform a surgery looking through the tunnel of a microscope. You need to manipulate your surgical tools within the space of a pea or less, and there’s [...]

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Dr. Charles Yu receives grant to develop artificial cornea

UIC researcher gets grant to develop artificial cornea Cornea specialist, Dr. Charles Yu, receives funding to take the artificial cornea to the next level Eversight, a global non-profit network of eye banks, awarded a $15,000 Eye and Vision Research Grant on July 1 to the Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary’s Dr. Charles [...]

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One Vision 2014-15

Ophthalmologic Innovation is Happening Here A MESSAGE FROM THE DEPARTMENT HEAD I am deeply honored to serve as the Head of the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at the Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary/University of Illinois College of Medicine. The Department has a historic legacy of unparalleled clinical care, outstanding education, and [...]

By | 2017-06-08T14:02:28+00:00 July 30th, 2016|Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences|Comments Off on One Vision 2014-15

Jason McAnany receives the RPB Dolly Green Special Scholar Award

J. Jason McAnany, PhD receives the Research to Prevent Blindness Dolly Green Special Scholar Award J. Jason McAnany, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine, has received the RPB Dolly Green Special Scholar Award in the amount of $25,000 from Research to [...]

By | 2017-06-08T14:08:54+00:00 July 29th, 2016|Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences|Comments Off on Jason McAnany receives the RPB Dolly Green Special Scholar Award