Ophthalmology News Archive 2013

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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 |2018-03-16T12:42:49-06:00June 26th, 2014|Ophthalmology News Archive 2013|Comments Off on Research to Prevent Blindness awards the IEEI

Engineered molecular device may restore vision lost to retinal diseases

06/19/13 The National Eye Institute funds Dr. David Pepperberg's new investigation Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary vision scientist David Pepperberg, PhD, received a new grant from the National Eye Institute to construct and test a novel light-sensitive molecular device that may help restore vision lost in degenerative eye diseases such as macular degeneration. The [...]

By |2018-03-16T14:07:18-06:00June 19th, 2014|Ophthalmology News Archive 2013|Comments Off on Engineered molecular device may restore vision lost to retinal diseases

ISPB seed grants awarded to six IEEI researchers

06/14/13 Illinois Society for the Prevention of Blindness seed grants awarded to six IEEI researchers Critical research grants support the fight against blindness Dr. Varma is pleased to congratulate the recipients of the ISPB awards. "This is a wonderful recognition of their work. I am sure this award motivates them to continue to excel [...]

By |2018-03-21T15:58:30-06:00June 14th, 2014|Ophthalmology News Archive 2013|Comments Off on ISPB seed grants awarded to six IEEI researchers

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," [...]

By |2018-03-21T16:17:47-06:00November 19th, 2013|Ophthalmology News Archive 2013|Comments Off on Dean honored with the José Barraquer Lecture and Award

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 [...]

By |2018-03-16T12:42:46-06:00November 1st, 2013|Ophthalmology News Archive 2013|Comments Off on IEEI faculty alumnus receives honorary doctorate from National University of Cordoba

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 [...]

By |2018-03-16T12:42:46-06:00October 9th, 2013|Ophthalmology News Archive 2013|Comments Off on The Value of Federally Funded Vision Research

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 [...]

By |2018-03-16T12:42:46-06:00October 2nd, 2013|Ophthalmology News Archive 2013|Comments Off on Dr. Varma reports: Awareness of diabetic retinopathy largely lacking in those with disease

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 [...]

By |2018-03-16T14:06:43-06:00September 6th, 2013|Ophthalmology News Archive 2013|Comments Off on Associate Professor, Sandeep Jain, MD receives R01 funding from the National Eye Institute

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 |2018-03-16T14:07:04-06:00July 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 [...]

By |2018-03-16T14:07:14-06:00July 11th, 2013|Ophthalmology News Archive 2013|Comments Off on ESPN Profiles IEEI Trauma Patient