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Research to Prevent Blindness 60th Anniversary

March 12, 2020

Several faculty from Mass. Eye and Ear, including Joan W. Miller, MD, Chief and Chair of Harvard Ophthalmology; Jason I. Comander, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology; and Lotfi Merabet, OD, PhD, MPH, Associate Professor of Ophthalmolgy, participated in a special video to commemorate the 60th anniversary of Research to Prevent Blindness (RPB). RPB has committed hundreds of millions of dollars in grants to support vision research.... Read more about Research to Prevent Blindness 60th Anniversary

Lloyd P. Aiello, MD, PhD to Receive Friedenwald Award

February 12, 2020

Lloyd P. Aiello, MD, PhD, has been named the 2020 recipient of the prestigious Friedenwald Award from the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO). The Friedenwald Award was established in 1957 as a memorial to Dr. Jonas S. Friedenwald, a distinguished researcher whose contributions encompassed the entire field of ophthalmic investigations.... Read more about Lloyd P. Aiello, MD, PhD to Receive Friedenwald Award

Researchers Uncover Mechanism for How Common Gene Therapy Vectors Enter Cells

January 24, 2020

Luk Vandenberghe

Researchers led by a team at Massachusetts Eye and Ear have identified a novel cellular entry factor for adeno-associated virus vector (AAV) types—the most commonly used viral vectors for in vivo gene therapy. AAVs are vectors–or vehicles—that are created from a virus that is made harmless by molecular engineering, and have shown promise transporting genetic therapy treatments to affected tissues.... Read more about Researchers Uncover Mechanism for How Common Gene Therapy Vectors Enter Cells

Cataract Master Tool Now Available to AAO Members

November 21, 2019

Cataract Master Website Screenshot

Cataract Master, the cataract surgical training tool created at Mass. Eye and Ear in 2012 by John I. Loewenstein, MD, Associate Professor of Ophthalmology and Associate Clinical Chief of Ophthalmology at Mass. Eye and Ear, and former Harvard Ophthalmology faculty member Bonnie An Henderson, MD, is now available to all American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) members to use at no cost.... Read more about Cataract Master Tool Now Available to AAO Members

Lloyd Paul Aiello Inducted Into Retina Hall of Fame

November 6, 2019

 

Lloyd Paul Aiello,  MD, PhD, Professor of Ophthalmology and Co-Director of the Diabetic Eye Disease Center of Excellence at Harvard Medical School, has been inducted into the Retina Hall of Fame for his contributions to the research and treatment of diabetic retinopathy. The Retina Hall of Fame was established in 2016 to honor the significant achievements and contributions of leaders in the field.... Read more about Lloyd Paul Aiello Inducted Into Retina Hall of Fame