Faculty

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. Eye...

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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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The back of the eye in a patient with AMD, showing multiple large drusen deposits and pigment changes

Researchers identify potential biomarkers of age-related macular degeneration

September 12, 2017

Findings may lead to earlier diagnoses and better prognostic information for patients — and, potentially, new pharmaceutical targets for AMD treatment.

Boston, Mass. — Patients with any stage of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) carry signs of the disease in their blood that may be found through special laboratory tests, according to a new study led by AMD researchers based at Massachusetts Eye and Ear. The study, ...

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Researchers identify key compounds to resolve abnormal vascular growth in age-related macular degeneration

August 22, 2017

Findings may have significant therapeutic implications for AMD, the most common cause of elderly blindness in the developed world

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Boston, Mass. — A compound of specific bioactive products from a major family of enzymes reduced the severity of age-related macular...

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Luk H. Vandenberghe, PhD, to receive Foundation Fighting Blindness Award

August 15, 2017

Luk H. Vandenberghe, PhD, along with collaborator and lead author Rob Collin, PhD, of Radboud University Medical Center, has been selected to receive the 2017 Ed Gollob Board of Directors’ Award from the Foundation Fighting Blindness (FFB). This award is presented annually in recognition of significant research advancements. According to the FFB, their winning paper, “In vitro and in vivo rescue of aberrant splicing in CEP290-...

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Genome editing with CRISPR-Cas9 prevents angiogenesis of the retina

Genome editing with CRISPR-Cas9 prevents angiogenesis of the retina

July 27, 2017

Powerful new technology may lead to novel therapies to prevent vision loss, blindness in those with diseases of the retina

Boston, Mass. — A research team from the Schepens Eye Research Institute of Massachusetts Eye and Ear has successfully prevented mice from developing angiogenesis of the retina—the sensory tissue at the back of the eye—using gene-editing techniques with CRISPR-Cas9. Angiogenesis causes vision loss and blindness and is a feature of several degenerative eye conditions, including proliferative diabetic...

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2017 RPB recipients

Mass. Eye and Ear, Boston Children’s Hospital researchers receive Research to Prevent Blindness grant awards

July 18, 2017

Boston, Mass. — Two vision researchers from the Harvard Medical School Department of Ophthalmology have received awards from Research to Prevent Blindness (RPB), the world’s leading voluntary organization supporting eye research. Gang Luo, PhD, Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at Harvard Medical School and Associate Scientist at Schepens Eye Research Institute of Massachusetts Eye and Ear, has received the 2017 Innovations in Technology Low Vision...

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