Ophthalmology News Archive 2011

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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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Minimally invasive procedure helps patients with glaucoma

December 30, 2011 Illinois Eye & Ear Infirmary Offers New Option Against Second Leading Cause of Blindness Ophthalmologists at the University of Illinois Medical Center will soon offer a new minimally invasive alternative to traditional glaucoma therapies.  The outpatient surgical procedure, known as Trabectome, takes about 20 minutes and is designed to decrease pressure [...]

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Larry Tobacman, MD to chair Search Committee for Ophthalmology Head

December 18, 2011 Larry Tobacman, MD, Senior Associate Dean for Research in the College of Medicine, has been named Chair of the Search Committee for a new Ophthalmology Department Head. Dimitri Azar, MD, MBA, Dean of the College of Medicine made the announcement today, December 16, 2011. "Dr. Tobacman brings outstanding credentials and experience [...]

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Eight Physicians Named to Chicago Magazine’s Annual Top Doctors List

December 16, 2011 Chicago's Top Doctors Eight physicians from UIC’s Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary have ranked on the prestigious Chicago’s Top Doctors 2012 list, compiled by Chicago magazine and featured in the January issue. The elite list includes nearly 500 MDS in the city and suburbs (less than 2% of local doctors), and [...]

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Joel Sugar, MD, assumes duties as Interim Head of the Department of Ophthalmology

December 16, 2011 Dean Dimitri Azar announced the appointment of Joel Sugar, MD, as Interim Department Head of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences today, December 16, 2011.  Dr. Sugar previously served as Interim Head in 2005 during the search for a permanent department head that resulted in the selection of Dr. Dimitri Azar. “I am [...]

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UI Board of Trustees approves appointment of Dimitri Azar, MD, MBA as 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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Tissue Donors Change Four Young Lives Forever “The gift of sight gives patients a brighter future”

December 3, 2011 Four young patients recently seen in the Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary (IEEI), the patient care and education center of the UIC Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, were featured on a poster promoting National Eye Donor Month.  The Illinois Eye-Bank created the posters to encourage organ and tissue donation to [...]

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Donors Make the Difference: Resident Class of 2011 Pledges Support for Residency Program

November 1, 2011The six residents who graduated in June 2011 from the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences program announced a group pledge of $3,000 to support resident education at the June 24th Alumni/Resident Day. Dr. Javaneh Abbasian, Co-Chief Resident, made the surprise announcement with her classmates at her side.  “We wish to thank the [...]

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NAION Clinical Trial Held at UIC

October 18, 2011 Newly Diagnosed Patients Sought for Unique Study Heather Moss, MD, PhD Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, is conducting the first-ever human clinical trials for patients recently diagnosed with Non-Arteritic Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy (NAION) at UIC’s Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary. NAION is the most common cause of sudden, painless vision loss [...]

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ISPB Grants Awarded to Five UIC Doctors, Critical Research Grants Support the Fight Against Blindness

October 3, 2011 Critical Research Grants Support the Fight Against Blindness The Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary, UIC Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences is known for its cutting-edge research into the cause and cure of serious eye diseases. In recognition of its important work, the Illinois Society for the Prevention of Blindness (ISPB) [...]

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