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. Read more about Brain "rewires" itself to enhance other senses in blind people
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: Read more about 2017-2018 Heed Fellows
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 … Read more about Kip Connor, PhD, selected for 2017 Excellence in Mentoring Award from Harvard Medical School
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. Read more about A pocket-sized retina camera, no dilating required
MillennialEYE named Kathryn M. Hatch, MD, an “Outstanding female leader in ophthalmology” in their January/February 2017, and published a profile about her career and work. MillennialEYE is an all-digital publication and online community for the future leaders in ophthalmology. The full story can be found on their website.
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. Read more about Recent grants - February 2017