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Dr. Lloyd Paul Aiello to Receive 2016 Ernst H. Bárány Prize

Dr. Lloyd Paul Aiello to Receive 2016 Ernst H. Bárány Prize

April 28, 2016

Lloyd Paul Aiello, MD, PhD, Professor of Ophthalmology and Vice Chair of Centers of Excellence, will receive the 2016 Ernst H. Bárány Prize from the International Society of Eye Research (ISER). The Council of ISER awards an International Prize in honor of Professor Ernst H. Bárány, for their distinguished work in the field of ocular pharmacology. This award is presented to a distinguished scientist who has made outstanding contributions in research that increases our understanding of ocular pharmacology directly related to or applicable to glaucoma, diabetic...

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Researchers Find Immunosuppressive Medication An Effective Treatment For Ocular Graft-Versus-Host-Disease

Researchers Find Immunosuppressive Medication An Effective Treatment For Ocular Graft-Versus-Host-Disease

April 13, 2016

A complication associated with bone marrow transplantation, graft-versus-host-disease occurs when a transplanted immune system attacks certain parts of a host’s body, and may cause severe dry eye and damage to the cornea. A clinical trial at Massachusetts Eye and Ear showed that topical doses of ultra low-dose tacrolimus, an immunosuppressive medication, is equally effective and showed fewer hypertensive side effects in treating...

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Joan W. Miller

Inaugural Joan W. Miller Lecture at 2016 Annual Meeting of the New England Ophthalmological Society

April 15, 2016

David M. Brown, MD, Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology at Cullen Eye Institute, Baylor College of Medicine, will present the inaugural Joan W. Miller Lecture, entitled "Pathophysiology of Retinal Vein Occlusion (RVO) - Revelations of the anti-VEGF Trials," today, Friday, April 15, 2016 at the New England Ophthalmological Society (NEOS) Annual Meeting at the Back Bay Event Center in Boston. The lectureship was endowed with a contribution from...

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Inflammatory Factors Cause Damage to Back of Eye Following Keratoprosthesis Implantation

Inflammatory Factors Cause Damage to Back of Eye Following Keratoprosthesis Implantation

April 7, 2016

Researchers at Massachusetts Eye and Ear/Harvard Medical School have identified inflammatory factors that contribute to optic nerve damage following keratoprosthesis (KPro) implantation in a mouse model. They have also shown that blocking one of the factors, TNFa, leads to a significant decrease in optic nerve cell death, suggesting a new direction for preventing optic nerve damage in patients with keratoprosthesis implants.

BOSTON – Researchers from...

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Dr. Joseph F. Rizzo III Awarded U.S. Department of Defense Vision Prosthesis Pilot Study Award

Dr. Joseph F. Rizzo III Awarded U.S. Department of Defense Vision Prosthesis Pilot Study Award

April 7, 2016

Mass. Eye and Ear/Harvard Medical School neuro-ophthalmologist and researcher awarded funding by the Department of Defense Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs. 


Joseph F. Rizzo III, MD, has been awarded grant funding as part of the Vision Prosthesis Pilot Study, a Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program of the United States Department of Defense. Director of Neuro-Ophthalmology at...

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Researchers identify candidate biomarker of accelerated onset diabetic retinopathy

Researchers identify candidate biomarker of accelerated onset diabetic retinopathy

April 1, 2016

 

Mass. Eye and Ear researchers describe, for the first time, an association between a defective myogenic response of blood vessels in the retina and early, accelerated development of retinopathy in patients with type 1 diabetes. The findings may lead to the development of targeted therapies to delay or prevent the development of diabetic retinopathy in this population.

(BOSTON) – Researchers from Massachusetts Eye and Ear and...

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Joseph Arboleda-Velasquez Receives HMS Young Mentor Award

Joseph Arboleda-Velasquez Receives HMS Young Mentor Award

March 24, 2016

Joseph F. Arboleda-Velasquez, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at Harvard Medical School (HMS), was selected for the 2015-2016 HMS Young Mentor Award, which recognizes faculty who are in the early stages of their careers, and are devoting their time to providing mentoring for others. This award is one of three Excellence in Mentoring awards established by the Office for...

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D’Amore Receives HMS William Silen Lifetime Achievement in Mentoring Award

D’Amore Receives HMS William Silen Lifetime Achievement in Mentoring Award

March 24, 2016

Patricia A. D’Amore, PhD, MBA, FARVO, the Charles L. Schepens Professor of Ophthalmology and Professor of Pathology at Harvard Medical School (HMS), was selected for the prestigious HMS William Silen Lifetime Achievement in Mentoring Award. This award is one of three Excellence in Mentoring awards established by the Office for Diversity Inclusion and Community Partnership at HMS. Each year, only 18 out of more than 18,000 HMS faculty...

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Joan W. Miller

Joan W. Miller Appointed Treasurer of the Macula Society

March 9, 2016

Joan W. Miller, MD, Henry Willard Williams Professor of Ophthalmology and Chair of the Department of Ophthalmology at Harvard Medical School (HMS), was appointed Treasurer of The Macula Society as of February 27, 2016. Dr. Miller is an internationally recognized expert on retinal disorders, including age-related macular degeneration (AMD), retinal degenerations, and diabetic retinopathy. Along with...

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New Research Links Mitochondrial Dysfunction to Development of Fuchs’ Endothelial Corneal Dystrophy (FECD), a Common Cause of Corneal Swelling and Blindness

New Research Links Mitochondrial Dysfunction to Development of Fuchs’ Endothelial Corneal Dystrophy (FECD), a Common Cause of Corneal Swelling and Blindness

March 7, 2016

Findings could eventually lead to first non-surgical therapies and treatments for FECD. 

BOSTON -- Researchers at Schepens Eye Research Institute of Massachusetts Eye and Ear have shown a link between mitochondrial dysfunction in corneal endothelial cells and the development of Fuchs’ Endothelial Corneal Dystrophy (FECD)....

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Congratulations to Our 2016 ARVO Fellows!

Congratulations to Our 2016 ARVO Fellows!

March 4, 2016

The title of ARVO Fellow is an honor established to recognize current ARVO members for their individual accomplishments, leadership and contributions to the Association. ARVO Fellows serve as role models and mentors for individuals pursuing careers in vision and ophthalmology research and help further ARVO's vision, which includes advancing basic and clinical knowledge and serving as the leading international forum for vision research and the primary advocate for vision science worldwide. In 2016, one HMS Ophthalmology faculty member and several alumni received this honor.

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