Ophthalmology News Archive 2012

//Ophthalmology News Archive 2012

Research moving toward goal to restore vision in AMD patients

December 5, 2012  Chicago Tribune Researchers see the light in bid to restore lost vision Teams at UIC, UCLA create light-sensitive molecule that could combat degenerative eye diseases, reduce epileptic seizures By Jessica Tobacman, Special to the Tribune Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago and the University of California at Los Angeles [...]

By |2018-03-16T14:07:19-05:00December 6th, 2012|Ophthalmology News Archive 2012|Comments Off on Research moving toward goal to restore vision in AMD patients

An energetic teen regains his sight

Tyler Burress, Retina Patient Tyler Burress is an active 18-year-old who loves sports and dreams of becoming a Marine. But an accident on Christmas Day in 2011 nearly had him sidelined. While playfully wrestling with a cousin, Tyler was punched in the eye. According to Tyler’s mother, Dana, the blow didn’t leave a bruise [...]

By |2018-03-16T14:24:22-05:00November 13th, 2012|Ophthalmology News Archive 2012|Comments Off on An energetic teen regains his sight

Rohit Varma, MD, MPH, new Ophthalmology Chair

ARCHIVED NEWS (Dr. Varma is currently at the University of Southern California)  September 28, 2012 Rohit Varma MD, MPH has been appointed Chair of the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences and Associate Dean for Strategic Planning at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine effective October 8, 2012 pending approval of [...]

By |2018-03-16T12:42:58-05:00September 28th, 2012|Ophthalmology News Archive 2012|Comments Off on Rohit Varma, MD, MPH, new Ophthalmology Chair

Pediatric Ophthalmology pitches in at UI Hospital Health Fair

08/27/2012 The Pediatric Ophthalmology & Adult Strabismus Service participated in the August 4, 2012 Back to School Health Fair offered by the Children’s Hospital University of Illinois. Dr. Genie Bang, who joined the Peds Service in July, welcomed the opportunity for community service. “I'd be happy to do this yearly,” she said.  “It's a [...]

By |2018-03-16T12:42:58-05:00August 27th, 2012|Ophthalmology News Archive 2012|Comments Off on Pediatric Ophthalmology pitches in at UI Hospital Health Fair

Meet the Residents

08/15/12 UIC welcomes six new team members Six of medicine’s brightest doctors have joined the ophthalmology residency program at the Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary (IEEI). From a physician who hails from a family of eye doctors to a former economics major who switched gears and enrolled in medical school, learn what inspired our [...]

By |2018-03-16T12:42:58-05:00August 15th, 2012|Ophthalmology News Archive 2012|Comments Off on Meet the Residents

Two new doctors join Pediatric Ophthalmology & Adult Strabismus Service

08/15/12 Former residents return to the Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary Javaneh Abbasian, MD, and Genie Bang, MD, have joined the Pediatric Ophthalmology & Adult Strabismus Service as Assistant Professors of Ophthalmology. Both doctors were trained in the Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary’s ophthalmology residency program at UIC from 2008-2011. Dr. Abbasian has longstanding [...]

By |2018-03-16T12:42:58-05:00August 15th, 2012|Ophthalmology News Archive 2012|Comments Off on Two new doctors join Pediatric Ophthalmology & Adult Strabismus Service

Dr. Iris Kassem receives Knights Templar Eye Foundation Grant

07/26/12 Funding will support study of fibrosis and inflammation following pediatric eye surgery Iris Kassem, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, has received a $60,000 career-starter research grant for her study of Fibrin Membrane Formation and Inflammation after Pediatric Ocular Surgery from the Knights Templar Eye Foundation. “A child’s eyes are not simply a [...]

By |2018-03-16T12:42:59-05:00July 26th, 2012|Ophthalmology News Archive 2012|Comments Off on Dr. Iris Kassem receives Knights Templar Eye Foundation Grant

Aaron Jackson: Return to Independence

07/26/12 A UIC employee regains his vision and freedom Aaron Jackson has been an employee of UIC since 2000, and currently serves as the Assistant Facilities Manager for the East Campus. So when he began experiencing vision problems a few years ago, he naturally sought out the expertise of doctors at UIC’s Department of [...]

By |2018-03-16T14:07:22-05:00July 26th, 2012|Ophthalmology News Archive 2012|Comments Off on Aaron Jackson: Return to Independence

UI Health: 1st Academic Medical Center in Midwest with Laser-Assisted Cataract Surgery

07/19/12 A new laser system that makes it possible to perform cataract surgery with a bladeless incision that is precise to the micron is available to patients in the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at the University of Illinois Hospital and Health Sciences System and for teaching residents cataract surgery.  According to Dr. [...]

By |2018-03-16T14:26:58-05:00July 19th, 2012|Ophthalmology News Archive 2012|Comments Off on UI Health: 1st Academic Medical Center in Midwest with Laser-Assisted Cataract Surgery