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HMS Ophthalmology Faculty Member Featured in Short Documentary

HMS Ophthalmology Faculty Member Featured in Short Documentary

May 28, 2015

Lotfi Merabet, OD, PhD, MPH appeared in a short video about Laura Dewey Bridgman who attended the Perkins School for the Blind in the 1800s and is the first known deaf-blind person to be successfully educated in the United States. She learned tactile sign language through her teacher, Dr. Samuel Howe.

Dr. Merabet discusses how the brain compensates for missing...

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Lloyd Paul Aiello

Comparing Diabetic Macular Edema Treatments

February 19, 2015

Results of the DRCR.net Protocol T Study 

In the first clinical trial directly comparing three drugs most commonly used to treat diabetic macular edema, researchers found all were effective in improving vision and preventing vision loss. However, one drug, aflibercept, provided greater improvement for people with more severe vision loss when treatment was initiated. The trial was conducted by the...

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Andera Bocelli and Dr. Lotfi Merabet

Mass. Eye and Ear Research ‘Sings’ at Bocelli Event

December 6, 2013

Lotfi Merabet, OD, PhD, MPH, optometrist and scientist, was a featured speaker at the Dec. 6 Challenges Workshop at MIT. Hosted by the Andrea Bocelli Foundation (ABF), the day-long event highlighted cutting-edge research that can produce innovative solutions to help visually impaired people increase their independence and social inclusion. World-renowned...

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