Yearly Archives: 2014

/2014

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 growth of new blood vessels — making it a unique candidate to treat nerve damage in areas of the body [...]

By |2018-03-21T16:18:42-05:00November 17th, 2014|Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences|Comments Off on Growth factor regenerates damaged nerves without sprouting new blood vessels

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” received the highest grade by the Annual Meeting Program Committee and was selected as the Best Poster in the Cornea [...]

By |2018-03-16T12:42:11-05:00November 7th, 2014|Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences|Comments Off on AAO awards Best Post for cornea research to Dr. Medi Eslani

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 IEEI faculty, are pleased to announce that Keratoprostheses and Artificial Corneas: Fundamentals and Surgical Applications is now available on the Springer [...]

By |2018-03-16T12:42:11-05:00November 6th, 2014|Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences|Comments Off on First comprehensive text on keratoprostheses edited by IEEI faculty

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.  His contributions to research, clinical care and teaching have been vast and far reaching.  While Norm has opted to stop [...]

By |2018-03-21T16:47:56-05:00October 28th, 2014|Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences|Comments Off on Norman P. Blair, MD retires from clinical practice

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 was Professor Emeritus at the University of Illinois Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences and former director of the Laboratory [...]

By |2018-03-16T12:42:13-05:00September 23rd, 2014|Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences|Comments Off on In Memoriam: Harris Ripps, PhD, DSc, 1927-2014

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 visual sciences at the University of Illinois College of Medicine effective Oct. 26, pending approval of the University Board of [...]

By |2018-03-16T12:42:12-05:00September 23rd, 2014|Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences|Comments Off on Mark I. Rosenblatt, MD, PhD, MBA new Head of Ophthalmology

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 the UIC College of Medicine, together with Louis Hersh, professor of molecular and cellular biochemistry at the University of Kentucky, [...]

By |2018-03-16T12:42:13-05:00September 9th, 2014|Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences|Comments Off on Q&A with retina expert David Pepperberg on protein and AMD

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 the United States – if they also have many Native American ancestors, researchers report in the journal Investigative Ophthalmology & [...]

By |2018-03-16T12:42:13-05:00August 25th, 2014|Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences|Comments Off on Native American ancestry is risk factor for diabetic eye disease in Latinos

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 of $110,000 to the Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary, University of Illinois at Chicago Department of Ophthalmology, to support research [...]

By |2018-03-16T12:42:49-05:00June 26th, 2014|Ophthalmology News Archive 2013|Comments Off on Research to Prevent Blindness awards the IEEI