News Archive 2013 2017-06-23T10:20:59+00:00

News Archive 2013

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  • 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 [...]

  • Engineered molecular device may restore vision lost to retinal diseases

Engineered molecular device may restore vision lost to retinal diseases

06/19/13 The National Eye Institute funds Dr. David Pepperberg's new investigation Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary vision scientist David Pepperberg, PhD, received a new grant from the National Eye Institute to construct and test [...]

  • ISPB seed grants awarded to six IEEI researchers

ISPB seed grants awarded to six IEEI researchers

06/14/13 Illinois Society for the Prevention of Blindness seed grants awarded to six IEEI researchers Critical research grants support the fight against blindness Dr. Varma is pleased to congratulate the recipients of the ISPB [...]

  • Dimitri T. Azar

Dean honored with the José Barraquer Lecture and Award

11/19/13 Dimitri Azar, MD, MBA, was the 2013 recipient of the distinguished José I. Barraquer Lecture and Award at the Nov. 18 Annual Meeting of the American Association of Ophthalmology in New Orleans. Dr. [...]

  • Gholam A. Peyman, MD

IEEI faculty alumnus receives honorary doctorate from National University of Cordoba

 11/01/13 Gholam A. Peyman, MD, former professor of ophthalmology at the Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary from 1971 to 1987, was recognized by the National University of Cordoba for his outstanding academic and scientific [...]

  • The Value of Federally Funded Vision Research

The Value of Federally Funded Vision Research

10/9/13 The Alliance for Eye and Vision Research Releases its 20th Anniversary Brochure (Washington, D.C) Today, the Alliance for Eye and Vision Research (AEVR) released a new educational brochure entitled The Value of Federally [...]

  • Dr. Varma reports: Awareness of diabetic retinopathy largely lacking in those with disease

Dr. Varma reports: Awareness of diabetic retinopathy largely lacking in those with disease

10/02/13 The Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary is pleased to share this story published in Ocular Surgery News. OSN Retina, September 2013 Risk factors associated with severe disease include high levels of [...]

  • Associate Professor, Sandeep Jain, MD receives R01 funding from the National Eye Institute

Associate Professor, Sandeep Jain, MD receives R01 funding from the National Eye Institute

09/06/13 Next tier of investigations into molecular and cellular aspects of corneal nerve regeneration may lead to new therapies for blinding corneal diseases Sandeep Jain, MD, has been awarded a $ 2.5 million R01 [...]

  • Argus II retinal prosthesis system on trial at the IEEI

Argus II retinal prosthesis system on trial at the IEEI

The Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary is pleased to share this story with you from WBEZ reporting on a Phase Four clinical trial of the Argus II retinal implant headed by IEEI retina surgeon [...]

  • ESPN Profiles IEEI Trauma Patient

ESPN Profiles IEEI Trauma Patient

The Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary is pleased to share this ESPN story profiling an eye trauma patient treated by IEEI specialists, Dr. Ali Djalilian, Dr. Pete Setabutr and cornea fellow, Dr. Samuel Lee. [...]

  • Eye Infirmary researchers receive best poster recognition

Eye Infirmary researchers receive best poster recognition

06/13/13 Novel research on toxic effects of Mitomycin C presented at world-class ophthalmic symposium At the April 2013 meeting of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) Asadolah Movahedan, MD, and his [...]

  • Dr. William Mieler to lead vision research organization

Dr. William Mieler to lead vision research organization

6/3/2013 IEEI retina specialist Dr. William Mieler elected to lead vision research organization   At the annual meeting of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) in May, William Mieler, MD was [...]

  • In Memoriam: Stephen J. Ryan, MD, 1940-2013

In Memoriam: Stephen J. Ryan, MD, 1940-2013

 05/10/13 Stephen J. Ryan, MD, President of the Doheny Eye Institute in Los Angeles and an internationally recognized expert in the field of retinal diseases and ocular trauma, died April 29, 2013 at his [...]

  • Supplements Aid in Protection against Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Supplements Aid in Protection against Age-Related Macular Degeneration

05/10/13 Results of the Age-Related Eye Disease 2 (AREDS2) clinical trial were presented by the National Eye Institute at the Association for Vision Research in Ophthalmology (ARVO) meeting on May 5 in Seattle. Lawrence [...]

  • Dr. Marilyn Miller recognized by Asia Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology for international service

Dr. Marilyn Miller recognized by Asia Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology for international service

 The Asia Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology (APAO) awarded Marilyn T. Miller, MD, MS, Professor of Ophthalmology at the Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary, the Jose Rizal International Medal at the 2013 Annual Meeting. The [...]

  • Research sheds new light on molecular underpinning of glaucoma

Research sheds new light on molecular underpinning of glaucoma

04/17/13 Beatrice Yue, PhD, receives funding to further her study of optineurin  The biophysical characteristics of optineurin, a gene linked to normal-tension glaucoma and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), is the focus of a recently [...]

  • Eye Infirmary chair named to Institute of Medicine Roundtable

Eye Infirmary chair named to Institute of Medicine Roundtable

04/11/13 Rohit Varma, MD, MPH, chair of the Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary, UIC Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences, has been invited to serve on the Roundtable on the Promotion of Health Equity [...]

  • Thasarat S. Vajaranant, MD, receives AGS award for research of women’s eye health

Thasarat S. Vajaranant, MD, receives AGS award for research of women’s eye health

04/11/13 Thasarat S. Vajaranant, MD, receives AGS award for research of women’s eye health Thasarat S. Vajaranant, MD, assistant professor of ophthalmology and director of the Glaucoma Service at the Illinois Eye and Ear [...]

  • William Mieler, MD, recognized for extraordinary contributions to diseases of the macula

William Mieler, MD, recognized for extraordinary contributions to diseases of the macula

03/11/13 William Mieler, MD, has been awarded the prestigious J. Donald Gass Medal by the Macula Society for outstanding contributions in the study of macular diseases. “I want to sincerely thank the Macula Society [...]

  • Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary first in Chicago to offer new eye treatment

Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary first in Chicago to offer new eye treatment

 02/28/13 When Cecilia Apiedu got the call from her ophthalmologist at the Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary offering her the chance to be the first patient in Chicago to try a new [...]

  • Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary Chair Contributes to NEI Update on Vision Research

Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary Chair Contributes to NEI Update on Vision Research

The National Eye Institute has recently released a compendium of the “Needs, Gaps, and Opportunities in Vision Research.”   The report reviews highlights of recent progress in vision research and identifies directions for future research [...]

  • Special report on AMD and Diabetic Retinopathy with Dr. Jennifer Lim on Medical Edge Radio

Special report on AMD and Diabetic Retinopathy with Dr. Jennifer Lim on Medical Edge Radio

02/13/13 An interview with Jennifer Lim, MD, Director of the Retina Service, can be heard on the Mayo Clinic’s radio program Medical Edge.  Dr. Lim and colleague Sophie Bakri, MD, of the Mayo Clinic, [...]

  • Xiaoyi (Raymond) Gao, PhD

Statistical Geneticist joins Research Faculty

02/11/13 Xiaoyi “Raymond” Gao, PhD joins the Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary, UIC Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences as Associate Professor of Ophthalmology.  His research interests include Vision Disorders, Human Genetics, Statistical Genomics, [...]

  • Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary faculty alum Gholam Peyman wins National Medal of Technology and Innovation

Infirmary collegues congratulate Dr. Peyman

“Gholam Peyman is one of the most innovative and courageous ophthalmic surgeons of the last half-century. He was the first faculty appointment that I made after becoming Head of the Department in 1970, having [...]

  • Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary faculty alum Gholam Peyman wins National Medal of Technology and Innovation

Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary faculty alum Gholam Peyman wins National Medal of Technology and Innovation

 01/25/13 Gholam A. Peyman, MD, the inventor of LASIK surgery who served as Professor of Ophthalmology at UIC from 1971 to 1987, was named by President Obama as one of the 12 eminent researcher [...]

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