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Congressional briefing on dry eye disease to be held on July 12

Congressional briefing on dry eye disease to be held on July 12

July 5, 2017

The Tear Film & Ocular Surface Society (TFOS) and the Alliance for Eye and Vision Research (AEVR) will co-host a Congressional briefing about dry eye disease on July 12. Janine Clayton, MD (National Institutes of Health), Susan Vitale, PhD, MHS (National Eye Institute), Anat Galor, MD (Bascom Palmer), Victor Perez, MD (Duke University as of August 2017), Carolyn Begley, OD, MS (Indiana University) and Laura Periman, MD (Redmond Eye Clinic, Seattle), will be joining ...

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Grants received in June 2017

July 1, 2017

Ula V. Jurkunas, MD, received a grant from the National Institutes of Health in the amount of $3,431,841 over 4 years for her project, “Safety and Feasibility of Cultivated Autologous Limbal Epithelial Cell (CALEC) Transplantation in the Treatment of Limbal Stem Cell Deficiency.” This grant includes work performed at Mass. Eye and Ear, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, and Jaeb Center for Health Research in Tampa, Florida.

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Mass. Eye and Ear specialists perform first SMILE procedures to correct nearsightedness

June 16, 2017

Ophthalmologists at Mass. Eye and Ear among most experienced nationwide to offer newly FDA-approved laser vision correction technology.

Boston, Mass. — Ophthalmologists at Massachusetts Eye and Ear are now offering a new type of minimally-invasive laser vision correction, the ReLEx® SMILE procedure. FDA-approved in 2016, and with more than 750,000 procedures performed worldwide each year, SMILE is a proven laser procedure for the treatment of myopia (nearsightedness). Mass. Eye and Ear specialists are among...

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David A. Sullivan, PhD, FARVO, receives the American Optometric Association’s Dr. Donald R. Korb Award for Excellence

David A. Sullivan, PhD, FARVO, receives the American Optometric Association’s Dr. Donald R. Korb Award for Excellence

June 21, 2017

Dr. David Sullivan receives prestigious award honoring innovation and leadership in the field of contact lenses and anterior segment disease.

Boston, Mass. — David A. Sullivan, PhD, FARVO, Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at Harvard Medical School and Senior Scientist at Schepens Eye Research Institute of Massachusetts Eye and Ear, is the recipient of the 2017 Dr. Donald R. Korb Award for...

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Lloyd Paul Aiello receives the 2017 JDRF Excellence in Clinical Research Award for Type 1 Diabetes Research

Lloyd Paul Aiello receives the 2017 JDRF Excellence in Clinical Research Award for Type 1 Diabetes Research

June 20, 2017

Boston - (June 12, 2017) – The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) has awarded Lloyd Paul Aiello, MD, PhD, the 2017 JDRF Mary Tyler Moore and S. Robert Levine Excellence in Clinical Research Award. The announcement was made during the JDRF One Conference in Chicago, IL.

Dr. Aiello is Professor of Ophthalmology, Vice Chair for Centers of Excellence, and Co-director of the Diabetic Eye Disease Center of Excellence at Harvard Medical...

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Reza Dana receives Senior Achievement Award from AAO

June 15, 2017

Reza Dana, MD, MSc, MPH, Claes Dohlman Professor of Ophthalmology at Harvard Medical School and Director of the Cornea Service at Mass. Eye and Ear, received a 2017 Senior Achievement Award from the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO). The AAO Achievement Award program recognizes individuals who participate in the scientific programs at their annual meetings, and contribute to more than 25 categories of the Academy. L...

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Prevent Blindness announces recipient of fourteenth annual Joanne Angle Investigator Award

June 5, 2017

Research Grant Awarded to Dr. Brian J. Song, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, and Department of Ophthalmology at Harvard Medical School

CHICAGO (June 5, 2017)Prevent Blindness, the nation’s oldest volunteer eye health and safety organization, announced today the recipient of its 2017 Joanne Angle Investigator Award as ...

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Dr. Reza Dana to receive Friedenwald Award from the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology

June 2, 2017

Prestigious award honors outstanding research in ophthalmology

Boston, Mass. — The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) recently announced that Reza Dana, MD, MPH, MSc, Director of Cornea and Refractive Surgery at Massachusetts Eye and Ear and a resident of Newton, Mass., will receive the prestigious Friedenwald Award. Established in 1957 as a memorial to Dr. Jonas S. Friedenwald,...

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Carolyn Kloek receives Women in Ophthalmology Educator Award

Carolyn Kloek receives Women in Ophthalmology Educator Award

May 26, 2017

Carolyn E. Kloek, MD, has been selected for the 2017 Women in Ophthalmology (WIO) Educator Award. This award is given to an individual who has consistently provided an exceptionally positive and rewarding training experience to medical students, residents, and fellows.

At Harvard Medical School, Dr. Kloek holds the rank of Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology. Among her leadership roles, she is Program Director of the Harvard Ophthalmology...

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Eli Peli joins Board of Directors for non-profit ride service

Eli Peli joins Board of Directors for non-profit ride service

May 23, 2017

Eli Peli, MSc, OD, has joined the board for directors of ITN America. This non-profit provides ride services for the elderly and visually impaired. They support sustainable, community-based transportation services for seniors throughout the world by building a senior transportation network through research, policy analysis and education, and by promoting lifelong safety and mobility. Dr. Peli will work with them on technologies to allocate and assign drivers based on...

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Magali Saint-Geniez receives Young Investigator Grant

May 18, 2017

Magali Saint-Geniez, PhD, received a 2017 Alcon Research Institute (ARI) Young Investigators Grant at the ARVO Annual Meeting in May. This award is intended to encourage, and promote the early career development of clinicians and scientists in vision research and ophthalmology. Magali aims to evaluate the neuroprotective function of a potent metabolic regulator using pharmaceutical and gene augmentation approaches. She is nationally...

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