News

Grants Received in July and August, 2019

September 9, 2019

Ye Sun, MD, PhD (Boston Children's Hospital)
National Eye Institute: $2,210,000 over five years
Photoreceptor determination of retinal blood vessel growth in retinopathy

Joseph Ciolino, MD (Mass. Eye and Ear)
US Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity: $2,098,767 over three years
Steroid-eluting therapeutic contact lens to treat and prevent inflammation and scarring following ocular trauma

Meredith Gregory-Ksander, PhD (Schepens Eye Research Institute of Mass. Eye and Ear)
National Eye Institute (...

Read more about Grants Received in July and August, 2019

Joan W. Miller Part of Expert Panel that Recommends Strategy Shift to Discover Dry AMD Treatments

July 26, 2019

A large-scale, collaborative, systems biology approach is needed to expedite the discovery of treatments for dry age-related macular degeneration, according to a report by a working group of scientists appointed by the National Advisory Eye Council (NAEC) that includes Joan. W. Miller, MD, Chair of Harvard Ophthalmology.

... Read more about Joan W. Miller Part of Expert Panel that Recommends Strategy Shift to Discover Dry AMD Treatments

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