Monthly Archives: February 2013

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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 treatment for an eye condition that was threatening her vision, she "was dancing up and down." "I realized I was [...]

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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 in six major areas:  Retinal Diseases; Corneal Diseases; Lens and Cataract; Glaucoma and Optic Neuropathies; Strabismus, Amblyopia, and Visual Processing; [...]

By |2018-03-16T12:42:54-05:00February 20th, 2013|Ophthalmology News Archive 2013|Comments Off on Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary Chair Contributes to NEI Update on Vision Research

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, discuss age related macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy, including new treatments. A podcast of the interview, first broadcast on February [...]

By |2018-03-22T08:54:26-05:00February 13th, 2013|Ophthalmology News Archive 2013|Comments Off on Special report on AMD and Diabetic Retinopathy with Dr. Jennifer Lim on Medical Edge Radio

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, and Bioinformatics. “Dr. Gao’s recruitment adds strength in interdisciplinary research in genetics, bioinformatics and statistics to vision science at UIC,” [...]

By |2018-03-16T12:42:54-05:00February 11th, 2013|Ophthalmology News Archive 2013|Comments Off on Statistical Geneticist joins Research Faculty