News Archive 2012 2017-06-23T10:21:09+00:00

News Archive 2012

 

Archived Highlights

  • Research moving toward goal to restore vision in AMD patients

Research moving toward goal to restore vision in AMD patients

December 5, 2012  Chicago Tribune Researchers see the light in bid to restore lost vision Teams at UIC, UCLA create light-sensitive molecule that could combat degenerative eye diseases, reduce epileptic seizures By Jessica Tobacman, [...]

  • An energetic teen regains his sight

An energetic teen regains his sight

Tyler Burress, Retina Patient Tyler Burress is an active 18-year-old who loves sports and dreams of becoming a Marine. But an accident on Christmas Day in 2011 nearly had him sidelined. While playfully wrestling [...]

  • Rohit Varma, MD, MPH, new Ophthalmology Chair

Rohit Varma, MD, MPH, new Ophthalmology Chair

ARCHIVED NEWS (Dr. Varma is currently at the University of Southern California)  September 28, 2012 Rohit Varma MD, MPH has been appointed Chair of the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences and Associate Dean [...]

  • Pediatric Ophthalmology pitches in at UI Hospital Health Fair

Pediatric Ophthalmology pitches in at UI Hospital Health Fair

08/27/2012 The Pediatric Ophthalmology & Adult Strabismus Service participated in the August 4, 2012 Back to School Health Fair offered by the Children’s Hospital University of Illinois. Dr. Genie Bang, who joined the Peds [...]

  • Meet the Residents

Meet the Fellows

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  • Meet the Residents

Meet the Residents

08/15/12 UIC welcomes six new team members Six of medicine’s brightest doctors have joined the ophthalmology residency program at the Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary (IEEI). From a physician who hails from a family [...]

  • Two new doctors join Pediatric Ophthalmology & Adult Strabismus Service

Two new doctors join Pediatric Ophthalmology & Adult Strabismus Service

08/15/12 Former residents return to the Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary Javaneh Abbasian, MD, and Genie Bang, MD, have joined the Pediatric Ophthalmology & Adult Strabismus Service as Assistant Professors of Ophthalmology. Both doctors [...]

  • Dr. Iris Kassem receives Knights Templar Eye Foundation Grant

Dr. Iris Kassem receives Knights Templar Eye Foundation Grant

07/26/12 Funding will support study of fibrosis and inflammation following pediatric eye surgery Iris Kassem, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, has received a $60,000 career-starter research grant for her study of Fibrin Membrane [...]

  • Aaron Jackson: Return to Independence

Aaron Jackson: Return to Independence

07/26/12 A UIC employee regains his vision and freedom Aaron Jackson has been an employee of UIC since 2000, and currently serves as the Assistant Facilities Manager for the East Campus. So when he [...]

  • UI Health: 1st Academic Medical Center in Midwest with Laser-Assisted Cataract Surgery

UI Health: 1st Academic Medical Center in Midwest with Laser-Assisted Cataract Surgery

07/19/12 A new laser system that makes it possible to perform cataract surgery with a bladeless incision that is precise to the micron is available to patients in the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual [...]

  • UI Ophthalmology physicians named Super Doctors®

UI Ophthalmology physicians named Super Doctors®

Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary physicians named Super Doctors® Super Doctors®, a physician rating service, released the names of 31 Chicago ophthalmologists in May, including 11 who see patients at the Illinois Eye and [...]

  • Dingcai Cao receives grant from ABMRF/The Foundation for Alcohol Research

Dingcai Cao receives grant from ABMRF/The Foundation for Alcohol Research

05/21/2012 Funding supports study of alcohol and visual processing in young adults Dingcai Cao, PhD, Associate Professor of Ophthalmology and Director of UIC’s Visual Perception Laboratory, has received a $100,000 award from ABMRF/The Foundation [...]

  • UIC’s Pediatric Ophthalmology Service Joins PEDIG Membership opens the door to more clinical research

UIC’s Pediatric Ophthalmology Service Joins PEDIG, Membership opens the door to more clinical research

March 22, 2012 Iris Kassem, MD, PhD Thanks to the efforts of Iris Kassem, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, the Pediatric Ophthalmology and Adult Strabismus Service was recently approved for membership [...]

  • A Fresh Approach to Ophthalmology Dr. Amir Mehralian makes rotation fun for medical students

A Fresh Approach to Ophthalmology Dr. Amir Mehralian makes rotation fun for medical students

March 21, 2012 Amir Mehralian, MD, Assistant Director of the Ophthalmology Education Program, laughs when he thinks back two years ago to the state of the student “lounge” at the Illinois Eye and Ear [...]

  • Earl Butler: A Patient Study in Success A teenager’s sight is saved at UIC

Earl Butler: A Patient Study in Success A teenager’s sight is saved at UIC

March 21, 2012 Earl Butler: A Patient Study in Success Dr. Thasarat Vajaranant and patient, Earl Butler A teenager’s sight is saved at UIC In 2007, Earl Butler was a typical Chicago [...]

  • Ophthalmology Annual Report reviews highlights of 2011

Ophthalmology Annual Report reviews highlights of 2011

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