Eye Witness 36 - June 2018

Eye Witness #36

Inside issue #36:

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Artificial Intelligence in Ophthalmology

Artificial Intelligence in Ophthalmology
Exciting advances in artificial intelligence have the potential to transform patient care as we know it, and ophthalmology is leading the way. There has been an explosion in the research and development of artificial intelligence for the assessment of retinal and optic nerve diseases using ophthalmic imaging. Chief and Chair, Joan W. Miller, MD, highlights the latest developments with this emerging technology

Meet our New Glaucoma Specialists

Courtney Ondeck Alison Soneru Nazlee Zebardast
Courtney Ondeck,
MD, MPhil

Glaucoma Service at Mass. Eye and Ear and VA Boston Healthcare System 
September 2018
Allison Soneru, MD
Glaucoma Serivce at Mass. Eye and Ear and VA Boston Healthcare System
July 2018
Nazlee Zebardast,
MD, MSc

Glaucoma Service at  Mass. Eye and Ear
August 2018

Review Websites Offer Insight into Patient Experience

Review websites offer insight

Patient reviews play a larger role in the path to treatment than ever before. More than 70 percent of patients consult reviews on websites like Facebook, Google, Vitals, WebMD, HealthGrades, and RAteMDs when choosing a new doctor. Find out how to boost your online reputation.

Dr. Miller Honored with Retina Research Awards

Dr. Joan W. Miller

Chief and Chair Joan W. Miller is the first woman to receive the Charles L. Schepens, MD/American Academy of Ophthalmology Award, which is co-sponsored by the Retina Research Foundation and the Schepens International Society. The award recognizes her outstanding lifetime contributions to ophthalmology, which include developing verteporfin photodynamic therapy for retinal disease, co-discovering the role of VEGF in neovascular eye disease, and demonstrating the therapeutic potential of VEGF inhibitors in neovascular eye disease.

Independently, she was also selected by the American Society of Retina Specialists (ASRS) as the recipient of the Retina Research Foundation 2018 Gertrude D. Pyron Award. The award the award is given to an outstanding vision scientist whose work contributes significantly to knowledge of the retina. Learn more about the awards.

Dr. D'Amore Elected into Prestigious Academy 

Dr. Patricia A. D'Amore

Patricia D'Amore received the prestigious honor of being elected as a member of the 2018 Class of the American Academy of the Arts and Sciences. She joins an exceptional group of scholars, leaders, artists, and innovators, which includes Benjamin Franklin, Charles Darwin, Margaret Mead, and Martin Luther King, Jr. Learn more about the award.

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