Yearly Archives: 2013

/2013

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. Azar gave the Barraquer lecture, "Wound Healing and Biomechanical Changes after Wavefront-guided and Q-based Keratorefractive Surgery: Theoretical and Practical Applications," [...]

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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 contributions to the field. Dr. Peyman trained faculty members at the University of Cordoba. Dr. Peyman received an honorary doctorate [...]

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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 Funded Vision Research-National Eye Institute (NEI) as part of the celebration of its 20th anniversary as “The Friends of the [...]

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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 glycated hemoglobin and duration of diabetes. The majority of people with diabetic retinopathy are unaware that their condition adversely impacts [...]

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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 research grant by the National Eye Institute (NEI) for his project "Molecular and Cellular Aspects of Corneal Nerve Regeneration.”  He [...]

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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 Dr. Jennifer Lim. July 5, 2013 Bionic Eye comes to Illinois hospital By Alan Yu WBEZ.org The University of [...]

By |2018-03-16T14:07:04-05:00July 19th, 2013|Ophthalmology News Archive 2013|Comments Off on Argus II retinal prosthesis system on trial at the IEEI

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. Tuesday, July 2, 2013 Updated: July 4, 10:27 AM ET Pitcher keeps eye on the ball ________________________________________ By Tom [...]

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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 collaborators were recognized for their novel research into the adverse effects of a topical agent widely used in ophthalmic procedures. [...]

By |2018-03-16T14:07:14-05:00June 13th, 2013|Ophthalmology News Archive 2013|Comments Off on Eye Infirmary researchers receive best poster recognition

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 named president-elect and will serve the 2014-2015 term. ARVO is the largest eye and vision research organization in the world.  Dr. [...]

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