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Researchers Identify Metabolomics as a Potential Tool to Improve Diagnostic and Prognostic Information on AMD

July 9, 2019

A recent meta-analysis, led by Deeba Husain, MD, suggests that AMD patients present distinct plasma metabolomic profiles, which vary with disease severity. After analyzing blood samples of their 491 patients from two cohorts–one in Boston and one in Coimbra, Portugal–they found that metabolites differed significantly between AMD patients as compared to controls, and with various stages of the disease.... Read more about Researchers Identify Metabolomics as a Potential Tool to Improve Diagnostic and Prognostic Information on AMD

Boston KPro Newsletter

July 2, 2019

Boston KPro NewsletterThe latest issue of Boston KPro News is available. The new issue features:

  • FDA Approval Obtained for the Boston Keratoprosthesis Type I Lucia Design
  • Integrating a Pressure Sensor in the Boston KPro 
  • Boston KPro Usage Chart 
  • Finding an Optimal Substitute for Human Donor Corneas 
  • King Khaled Eye Specialist Hospital Keratoprosthesis Center of Excellence
  • Pilot Program in Sudan 
  • Profiles of Distinguished Boston KPro Surgeons... Read more about Boston KPro Newsletter

2019 Trainee Graduation

June 28, 2019

2019 Residents

Thirty-two Harvard Ophthalmology/Mass. Eye and Ear clinical trainees graduated on Thursday, June 20th. The ceremony celebrated eight Harvard Ophthalmology residents, the AY 2018–2019 Chief Resident and one optometry resident, as well as 22 clinical fellows from Mass. Eye and Ear, Joslin Diabetes Center and Boston Children’s Hospital.... Read more about 2019 Trainee Graduation

Nazlee Zebardast Selected for Harvard Vision Clinician Scientist Development Program

May 2, 2019

 

Nazlee Zebardast HeadshotNazlee Zebardast, MD— a Harvard Medical School Instructor in Ophthalmology and glaucoma specialist at Mass. Eye and Ear—has been selected for the Harvard Vision Clinician Scientist Development Program (K12). This program, funded by the National Institutes of Health, will provide a customized and structured learning, research, and development experience designed to help her become an independent leading clinical scientists in her field.... Read more about Nazlee Zebardast Selected for Harvard Vision Clinician Scientist Development Program

Mass. Eye and Ear Research Team Link Immune Cells to Uveitis

April 30, 2019

New research led by Kip Connor, PhD, finds that microglia—the primary immune cells of the central nervous system, including the retina—play a vital role in regulating neuroinflammation in autoimmune uveitis. The study, published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences and featured on eyewire News, may one day lead to better treatment targets for the disease.

In the preclinical model of autoimmune uveitis, the researchers describe, for the first time, a role for microglia in directing the initiation of autoimmune uveitis by orchestrating the inflammatory response within the retina. In reaction to disease induction, microglia closely associate with the retinal vasculature and facilitate inflammatory immune cell entry past the blood brain, or ocular, barrier into the retina. When the researchers depleted microglia in this model, they observed that the disease was completely blocked.

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