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Carolyn Kloek receives Women in Ophthalmology Educator Award

Carolyn Kloek receives Women in Ophthalmology Educator Award

May 26, 2017

Carolyn E. Kloek, MD, has been selected for the 2017 Women in Ophthalmology (WIO) Educator Award. This award is given to an individual who has consistently provided an exceptionally positive and rewarding training experience to medical students, residents, and fellows.

At Harvard Medical School, Dr. Kloek holds the rank of Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology. Among her leadership roles, she is Program Director of the Harvard Ophthalmology Residency Training Program, one of the top five residency… Read more about Carolyn Kloek receives Women in Ophthalmology Educator Award

Patrick Oellers awarded Thomas J. Madden Endowed Fellowship in Retina

May 24, 2017

Patrick Oellers, MD, is the inaugural recipient of the Thomas J. Madden Endowed Fellowship in Retina at Mass. Eye and Ear. Patrick is completing his first year as a Retina Surgery Fellow. The fellowship was created to support a clinical or research fellow while honoring the legacy of Thomas Madden who passed away in 2015. Tom played an instrumental role in securing the successful outcome of patent-related litigation resulting in the landmark $126M judgment for Mass. Eye and Ear against QLT, Inc. and Novartis in 2009. The award has enabled major advances in research and… Read more about Patrick Oellers awarded Thomas J. Madden Endowed Fellowship in Retina

Eli Peli joins Board of Directors for non-profit ride service

Eli Peli joins Board of Directors for non-profit ride service

May 23, 2017

Eli Peli, MSc, OD, has joined the board for directors of ITN America. This non-profit provides ride services for the elderly and visually impaired. They support sustainable, community-based transportation services for seniors throughout the world by building a senior transportation network through research, policy analysis and education, and by promoting lifelong safety and mobility. Dr. Peli will work with them on technologies to allocate and assign drivers based on GPS and geographic information systems –… Read more about Eli Peli joins Board of Directors for non-profit ride service

Magali Saint-Geniez receives Young Investigator Grant

Magali Saint-Geniez receives Young Investigator Grant

May 18, 2017

Magali Saint-Geniez, PhD, received a 2017 Alcon Research Institute (ARI) Young Investigators Grant at the ARVO Annual Meeting in May. This award is intended to encourage, and promote the early career development of clinicians and scientists in vision research and ophthalmology. Magali aims to evaluate the neuroprotective function of a potent metabolic regulator using pharmaceutical and gene augmentation approaches. She is nationally recognized for her postdoctoral work on the protective role of VEGF in… Read more about Magali Saint-Geniez receives Young Investigator Grant

Dean Eliott recieves Lifetime Mentorship Award

Dean Eliott recieves Lifetime Mentorship Award

May 16, 2017

Dean Eliott, MD, received the Lifetime Mentorship Award from the Vit-Buckle Society at their 5th Annual Meeting in April. The Vit-Buckle Society provides an open forum that mentors developing vitreoretinal surgeons, nurtures innovative surgical technologies and therapeutic approaches for retinal diseases, and fosters best practices. This award recognizes a retina specialist who has gone above and beyond training fellows and making a difference in retina.… Read more about Dean Eliott recieves Lifetime Mentorship Award

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Systemic therapy outperforms intraocular implant for treating uveitis

May 6, 2017

After seven years, multi-center clinical trial finds systemic therapy better preserves visual acuity and has fewer side effects 

Boston, Mass. — Systemic therapy consisting of corticosteroids and immunosuppressants preserved vision of uveitis patients better – and had fewer adverse outcomes – than a long-lasting corticosteroid intraocular implant, according to a clinical trial funded by the National Eye Institute (NEI). After seven years, visual acuity on average remained stable among participants on systemic therapy but declined by… Read more about Systemic therapy outperforms intraocular implant for treating uveitis

Massachusetts Eye and Ear first in New England to offer advanced, 3D surgical visualization technology to retina patients

May 5, 2017

State-of-the-art high-definition, platform aims to bring care of adult and pediatric patients to an unprecedented level  

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Boston, Mass. — Massachusetts Eye and Ear is enhancing the care it brings to adult and pediatric retina patients with a new and innovative vitreoretinal surgical… Read more about Massachusetts Eye and Ear first in New England to offer advanced, 3D surgical visualization technology to retina patients

Recent Grants - April 2017

May 1, 2017

Joseph Ciolino, MD, received a Pilot and Feasibility Grant in the amount of $30,000 from the Boston Area Diabetes Endocrinology Research Center to investigate the use of dexamethasone-eluting contact lenses in animal models of diabetic retinopathy

 

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New technique may prevent graft rejection in high-risk corneal transplant patients

May 1, 2017

Treating donor tissue with a special cocktail of molecules improves outcomes and promotes survival of high-risk corneal transplants

Boston, Mass. — Treating donor corneas with a cocktail of molecules prior to transplanting to a host may improve survival of grafts and, thus, outcomes in high-risk corneal transplant patients, according to a new study led by researchers at Massachusetts Eye and Ear. The findings, published online in Scientific… Read more about New technique may prevent graft rejection in high-risk corneal transplant patients