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

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 [...]

  • Clinical trial tests cord tissue to treat macular degeneration

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 [...]

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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 [...]

  • Ophthalmology at the University of Illinois College of Medicine

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 [...]

  • Fellowship Match

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 [...]

  • Man Receives Vision-Restoring Retinal Implant at UIC

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 [...]

  • Cless Ophthalmic Surgical Training and Simulation Center

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 [...]

  • Charles Yu, MD

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, [...]

  • One Vision 2014-15

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 [...]

  • Jason McAnany, PhD, Director

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 [...]

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Fueling Good Road Trip: Lions of Illinois Eye Research Institute Video

Fueling Good Road Trip Parent Petroleum/Citgo visits the Lions of Illinois Eye Research Institute Contact us | Email Ophthalmology Webmaster | Join Our Mailing List | University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences [...]

  • The Match 2015

Residency Match 2015

Congratulations to the Resident Class of 2019 Dr. William Mieler, Professor, Vice Chairman for Education and Director of the Residency Program has announced the six residents who have matched with the Illinois Eye and Ear [...]

  • William Mieler, MD

Investiture of William F. Mieler, MD

Investiture of William F. Mieler, MD Inaugural recipient of the Cless Family Professorship in Ophthalmology The investiture took place on Tuesday, November 18, 2014.  The Cless Family Professorship was established thanks to the [...]

  • Advanced Glaucoma Surgery Springer Verlag, 2015.

Faculty Authored Glaucoma Texts Online

Edward, Deepak P., and Thasarat S. Vajaranant. Glaucoma Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013. Find access through UIC at:  http://vufind.carli.illinois.edu/vf-uic/Record/uic_3133923 Link to text on Oxford University Press website: https://global.oup.com/academic/product/glaucoma-9780199757084?cc=us&lang=en& “Part of the Oxford American Ophthalmology [...]

  • Fellowship Match

Fellowship Match 2015

Congratulations to the Department of Ophthalmology's third-year residents on their very successful fellowship match results! Judy Chen, MD CPMC/West Coast Retina, San Francisco Retina Fellowship [...]

  • Department Highlights from the AAO Annual Meeting 2015

Department Highlights from the AAO Annual Meeting 2015

Department Highlights from the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) Meeting in November, 2015 2015 Orbital Gala Honoree: Marilyn T. Miller, MD Dr. Miller is a distinguished pediatric ophthalmologist and a force in global [...]

  • Mark Rosenblatt, MD, PhD, MBA

Growth factor regenerates damaged nerves without sprouting new blood vessels

UIC News Release Sharon Parmet November 17, 2014 Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine have found that a growth factor can regenerate damaged peripheral nerves without causing the [...]

  • AAO awards Best Post for cornea research to Dr. Medi Eslani

AAO awards Best Post for cornea research to Dr. Medi Eslani

Research sheds light on graft rejection after keratolimbal allograft On October 18, 2014, at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), Dr. Medi Eslani’s work on “Late Acute Rejection of Keratolimbal Allografts” [...]

First comprehensive text on keratoprostheses edited by IEEI faculty

First comprehensive textbook dedicated solely to the topic of keratoprostheses and the artificial cornea is edited by two IEEI faculty members Co-editors, M. Soledad Cortina and Jose de la Cruz, both members of the [...]

  • Norman P. Blair, MD

Norman P. Blair, MD retires from clinical practice

Norman P. Blair, MD, retires from clinical practice after 34 years of service “Congratulations to Norm Blair, MD, for his dedicated leadership of the Retina Service at UIC over a 25-year time span.  [...]

  • In Memoriam: Harris Ripps, PhD, DSc, 1927-2014

In Memoriam: Harris Ripps, PhD, DSc, 1927-2014

Harris Ripps, PhD, DSc, FARVO, passed away Thursday, Sept. 18, at the age of 87.  He and his wife Jeanne lived in Boca Raton, Florida. At the time of his death, Dr. Harris Ripps [...]

  • Mark Rosenblatt, MD, PhD, MBA

Mark I. Rosenblatt, MD, PhD, MBA new Head of Ophthalmology

Cornea specialist to head ophthalmology at UIC Sharon Parmet, UIC News Center October 20, 2014 Dr. Mark Rosenblatt, a clinician-scientist who studies regeneration of the cornea, has been named head of ophthalmology and [...]

  • David Pepperberg, PhD, Director

Q&A with retina expert David Pepperberg on protein and AMD

From the UIC Science Blog Can reducing the buildup of a protein associated with Alzheimer’s disease in the eye help treat macular degeneration? Sharon Parmet September 2014 David Pepperberg, professor of ophthalmology in [...]

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Native American ancestry is risk factor for diabetic eye disease in Latinos

UIC News Release Sharon Parmet August 25, 2014 Latinos with type 2 diabetes have a significantly higher risk of developing severe diabetic retinopathy – the leading cause of blindness in working-age adults in [...]

  • Research to Prevent Blindness awards the IEEI

Research to Prevent Blindness awards the IEEI

6/26/2013 Research to Prevent Blindness awards the Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary with Unrestricted Grant Unrestricted funds allow researchers to embark on high-risk, high-reward projects  Research to Prevent Blindness (RPB) has awarded a grant [...]

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