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First Boston Keratoprosthesis Type 1 (KPro) Program in Egypt

IEEI faculty member, M. Soledad Cortina, MD, is an internationally known expert in artificial cornea transplantation. The most common artificial cornea is the Boston Keratoprosthesis Type 1 (KPro). It involves the full-thickness removal of the cornea and replacement with an artificial cornea. The KPro procedure is used to restore sight in patients with corneal blindness [...]

By |2019-12-23T13:02:17-06:00December 23rd, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on First Boston Keratoprosthesis Type 1 (KPro) Program in Egypt

Novel Technique to Combat Glaucoma in Eyes with Artificial Cornea

Left to right: Drs. Cortina, Chau, Vajaranant, and Setabutr complete the modified Schocket procedure at the IEEI. The artificial cornea program at the Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary at UIC was established in 2007 and focuses on an interdisciplinary approach to optimizing success in the treatment of corneal blindness. The work of our [...]

By |2019-12-23T11:46:19-06:00December 23rd, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Novel Technique to Combat Glaucoma in Eyes with Artificial Cornea

2019 Alumni Resident Day

The Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences held its annual Alumni Resident Day on Friday June 21. This year, presentations were held in the College of Medicine Student Learning Center, followed by an evening reception at the Chicago Club to honor our graduating residents. UIC was proud to host many distinguished speakers during the [...]

By |2019-12-17T12:18:01-06:00December 17th, 2019|Ophthalmology News|Comments Off on 2019 Alumni Resident Day
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