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Brain "rewires" itself to enhance other senses in blind people

Brain "rewires" itself to enhance other senses in blind people

March 22, 2017

Boston, Mass. — The brains of those who are born blind make new connections in the absence of visual information, resulting in enhanced, compensatory abilities such as a heightened sense of hearing, smell and touch, as well as cognitive functions (such as memory and language) according to a new study led by Massachusetts Eye and Ear researchers.

2017-2018 Heed Fellows

March 22, 2017

Five Ophthalmology residents have been selected for 2017-2018 Heed fellowships by the Heed Ophthalmic Foundation and the Society of Heed Fellows. This accounts for nearly 25% of of all awarded Heed fellowships this year. Congratulations to:

Kip Connor, PhD, selected for 2017 Excellence in Mentoring Award from Harvard Medical School

Kip Connor, PhD, selected for 2017 Excellence in Mentoring Award from Harvard Medical School

March 21, 2017

Kip Connor, PhD, Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at Harvard Medical School (HMS), was selected for a 2017 Young Mentor Award, which recognizes faculty who are in the early stages of their careers, and are dedicated mentors and educators. This award is one of three Excellence in Mentoring awards established by the Office for Diversity Inclusion and Community Partnership at HMS to recognize the value of quality mentoring relationships and the impact they have on professional development and career advancement …

Teresa Chen, MD

Teresa Chen, MD, to receive Harvard Medical School’s 2017 A. Clifford Barger Excellence in Mentoring Award

March 21, 2017

Teresa Chen, MD, Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at Harvard Medical School (HMS), was selected to receive the prestigious HMS 2017 A. Clifford Barger Excellence in Mentoring Award. This award recognizes faculty members who develop quality mentoring relationships in clinical medicine and research settings. This is one of three Excellence in Mentoring Awards established by the Office for Diversity Inclusion and Community Partnership at HMS.

Optometric fellowship matches

March 20, 2017

 

Congratulations to our incoming optometric residents for AY 2017-2018:

  • Jordan Davidner, New England College of Optometry
  • Bonnie Wessler, University of Puerto Rico. 

 

Shizuo Mukai and Baily Shen with retina cmaera

A pocket-sized retina camera, no dilating required

March 20, 2017

 

Boston, Mass. — It’s the part of the eye exam everyone hates: the pupil-dilating eye drops. The drops work by opening the pupil and preventing the iris from constricting in response to light and are often used for routine examination and photography of the back of the eye. The drops sting, can take up to 30 minutes to work, and cause blurry vision for several hours afterwards, often making them inconvenient for both patient and doctor.

Dr. David Wu selected for  2017 Eleanor and Miles Shore 50th Anniversary Fellowship Program for Scholars in Medicine

Dr. David Wu selected for 2017 Eleanor and Miles Shore 50th Anniversary Fellowship Program for Scholars in Medicine

March 7, 2017

David Wu, MD, PhD, was selected for the Mass. Eye and Ear 2017 Eleanor and Miles Shore 50th Anniversary Fellowship Program for Scholars in Medicine. Established in 1995, this program seeks to support the academic success of junior faculty when demands for one’s time and attention are high by protecting time from clinical or laboratory responsibilities to pursue academic work. Dr.

Recent grants - February 2017

March 7, 2017

Grayson Armstrong, MD, MPH, was selected to receive a Massachusetts Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons (MSEPS) Advocacy Ambassador Travel Grant to attend the AAO’s 2017 Mid-Year Forum in Washington, DC. MSEPS is dedicated to the public’s direct access to ophthalmic care, and to serve the total visual health care needs of the people of Massachusetts through public and professional education, membership services, and legislative advocacy. Dr.