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, 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
Alice R. McPherson, MD, a Harvard Ophthalmology alumna and one of the world's leading vitreoretinal specialists, has been recognized with the inaugural Retina Hall of Fame Award for her pioneering contributions in the retina field. Dr. McPherson received the award at the 2019 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology in San Francisco. The Retina Hall of Fame promotes advancement in the diagnosis and treatment of retina disorders.... Read more about Alumnus Alice R. McPherson, MD, Receives Retina Hall of Fame Award
The Harvard Ophthalmology Mentoring Program has been recognized with the 2019 Program Award for a Culture of Excellence in Mentoring (PACEM) at Harvard Medical School (HMS). This award was established to recognize departments, divisions, offices or programs for their efforts to foster innovation and sustainability in mentoring while building a culture of excellence in mentoring.
Several faculty and alumni have been elected to the prestigious National Academy of Medicine (NAM). Congratulations to alumnus and part-time faculty member Anthony Adamis, MD; faculty member Elizabeth Engle, MD; and alumna Julia Haller, MD.
Established by the National Academy of Sciences, the NAM is a national resource for independent, scientifically informed analysis and recommendations on health issues. The NAM serves alongside the National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Engineering to address critical issues in health, medicine, and related...
Nearly 40 Harvard Ophthalmology faculty and trainees from our affiliates—including Beetham Eye Institute at Joslin Diabetes Center, Boston Children's Hospital, Mass. Eye and Ear, and VA Boston Healthcare System—participated in the American Academy of Ophthalmology Annual Meeting October 11-15 in San Francisco.... Read more about Highlights from the 2019 AAO Annual Meeting
Alice Lorch, MD, MPH, director of the Harvard Ophthalmology residency training program, received a $30,000 grant from the Mass General Hospital Executive Committee on Community Health to fund a community-based retinal screening program for diabetic retinopathy at the MGH Chelsea Health Center.
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 (...