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Magali Saint-Geniez and Russell Woods champion vision research funding as participants in ARVO/NAEVR Advocacy Day

February 15, 2018

As part of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) and National Alliance for Eye and Vision Research (NAEVR) Advocacy Day, Magali Saint-Geniez, PhD, and Russell Woods, PhD, two vision researchers from Schepens Eye Research Institute at Mass. Eye and Ear/Harvard Ophthalmology...

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Suzanne K. Freitag, MD, is Orbit Editor-in-Chief

January 31, 2018

Suzanne K. Freitag, MD, has been named Editor-in-Chief of Orbit, the International Journal on Orbital Disorders, Oculoplastic and Lacrimal Surgery, as of January 1, 2018.

Dr. Freitag joined the faculty at Harvard Medical School in 2011, and serves as the Director of the Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery Service at Mass. Eye and Ear.   She is a founder and Co-Director of the Mass Eye and Ear Center for Thyroid Eye...

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Janey L. Wiggs, MD, PhD, receives ARVO Dr. David L. Epstein Award

January 30, 2018

Janey L. Wiggs, MD, PhD, Paul Austin Chandler Professor of Ophthalmology at Harvard Medical School, Associate Chief of Ophthalmology Clinical Research and Associate Director of the Howe Laboratory at Massachusetts Eye and Ear, is the 2018 recipient of the Dr. David L. Epstein Award, an honor given by the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO). Dr. Wiggs will receive the...

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New study shows strong interaction between genetics and nutritional supplement treatment on progression to neovascular age-related macular degeneration (AMD)

January 18, 2018

In a study published on January 8, 2018 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), Demetrios G. Vavvas, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at Harvard Medical School and Incumbent of the Monte J. Wallace Ophthalmology Chair in Retina at Mass. Eye and Ear, as well as investigators from University of Toronto and Stanford University, addressed a controversial topic in the field of...

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Michael Gilmore, PhD, gives national and international lectures in December

December 21, 2017

Michael Gilmore, PhD, Sir William Osler Professor of Ophthalmology, gave two lectures in December. On December 5, he presented the Annual Neal Groman Lecture at the University of Washington, where he spoke on the origins of leading multidrug resistant hospital pathogens, the enterococci. The lecture memorialized the work and career of Professor Groman, who was among the first to study the ability of viruses to...

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Alex Bowers receives recognition at American Academy of Optometry Annual Meeting

Alex Bowers receives recognition at American Academy of Optometry Annual Meeting

November 15, 2017

Alex Bowers, PhD, Associate Professor of Ophthalmology, had a scientific abstract selected by the American Academy of Optometry as one of the top-10 most newsworthy from the 719 scientific abstracts submitted to this year's annual meeting in Chicago. Alex presented her abstract, "The effects of age and cognitive distraction on peripheral detection at intersections," at a press conference held during the meeting. 

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Eli Peli gives two keynote speeches in China

Eli Peli gives two keynote speeches in China

November 14, 2017

Eli Peli, MSc, OD, Professor of Ophthalmology, was the invited keynote speaker at two conferences in China in October and November.  On October 26, he gave the keynote talk, “Treatments for neurological visual field loss,” at the first Shenzhen International Summit Forum on Ophthalmology and Visual Science in Shenzhen. On November 9, he presented “Prismatic treatments for visual field expansion” at the 15th Optometric...

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Researchers develop a vision assistive app for keyword searching in the physical world

Researchers develop a vision assistive app for keyword searching in the physical world

November 13, 2017

Mass. Eye and Ear and Schepens Eye Research Institute of Mass. Eye and Ear released a new vision assistive app that acts as a “smart magnifying glass” to help people with low vision search for keywords in the physical world. Developed in the laboratory of Gang Luo, PhD, Associate Professor of Ophthalmology, “SuperVision Search” uses optical...

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Dr. Michael A. Sandberg retires after 44 years of service

Dr. Michael A. Sandberg retires after 44 years of service

November 2, 2017

Michael A. Sandberg, PhD retired from Mass. Eye and Ear at the end of September.  Dr. Sandberg was recruited by Dr. Eliot Berson to the Berman-Gund Laboratory for the Study of Retinal Degenerations and the Electroretinography Service (now the Inherited Retinal Disorders Service) at Massachusetts Eye and Ear following his graduate training under Dr. Lorrin Riggs at Brown University in 1973. His 44-year tenure at Harvard Medical School/Mass....

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Drs. González and Saeed to receive 2017 Claes Dohlman Fellowship Award

Drs. González and Saeed to receive 2017 Claes Dohlman Fellowship Award

October 9, 2017

Miguel González, MD, PhD, Research Fellow at Mass. Eye and Ear, and Hajirah Saeed, MD, Instructor in Ophthalmology at Harvard Medical School, are co-winners of the 2017 Claes Dohlman Fellowship Award.

This award recognizes outstanding fellows and junior faculty members who are training in the area of Cornea, Refractive Surgery, and External Diseases. They will receive these awards on November 11, 2017 at the Claes...

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Dr. Frederick Jakobiec receives Merrill Reeh prize from American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

September 21, 2017

Frederick Jakobiec, MD, DSc, has received the Merrill Reeh prize from the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS). This award is given to an individual who has written the most important eye pathology paper on the subject of oculoplastics during the preceding academic year, as judged by the ASOPRS membership. His winning paper was entitled "...

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