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Amy Watts receives Norman Knight Award

Amy Watts receives Norman Knight Award

December 14, 2016

Amy Watts, OD, received the 2016 Norman Knight Leadership Development Award in Ophthalmology. This award provides important financial support for promising young physicians.

Expanded Mass. Eye and Ear’s Optometry and Contact Lens Service

The service has more than tripled in size under her leadership. It includes nine optometrists across the main campus and Longwood, Stoneham, and Waltham outpatient offices. It has expanded to...

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Dr. Petr Baranov Discusses Vision Research with Congress

Dr. Petr Baranov Discusses Vision Research with Congress

November 30, 2016

As part of the Alliance for Eye and Vision Research (AEVR) Emerging Vision Scientists Program, Petr Baranov, MD, PhD, Schepens Eye Research Institute of Mass. Eye and Ear, met with Congress members and their legislators on September 14, 2016 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC to advocate for vision research.  

The major topic for this year’s event was potential treatments for age-...

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November 2016 Awards and Honors

November 29, 2016

Lloyd Paul Aiello, MD, PhD, presented the Inaugural Kresge Eye Institute Robert N. Frank Clinical Translational Lecture, "From the Edges to the Depths of the Retina: Changing the Care of Diabetic Eye Disease through Translational Research & Advanced Retinal Imaging," on October 28, 2016 at the 3rd Annual Vision Research Day at Wayne State Medical School in Detroit, MI.  

Ambika Hoguet, MD, received a Mentoring for the Advancement of...

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AAO

2016 American Academy of Ophthalmology Annual Meeting – Harvard Ophthalmology Highlights

November 2, 2016

On October 15-18, 2016 (with subspecialty days from October 14-15), the world’s largest association of eye physicians and surgeons met in Chicago for the 2016 American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) annual meeting. Harvard Ophthalmology was well-represented, with more than 40 faculty members presenting lectures; moderating sessions; and instructing workshops, laboratory sessions, and courses on subspecialty topics. At the annual Harvard Ophthalmology Alumni Reception, held Sunday, nearly 200 alumni, friends, faculty, and trainees gathered for an evening of networking, socializing, and...

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Joan W. Miller

Joan W. Miller, MD Inducted into the National Academy of Medicine

October 20, 2016

Joan W. Miller, MD, the Henry Willard Williams Professor of Ophthalmology and Chair of Ophthalmology at Harvard Medical School, and Chief of Ophthalmology at Massachusetts Eye and Ear and Massachusetts General Hospital, was inducted into the prestigious National Academy of Medicine (NAM) on October 15, 2016 in Washington, D.C. Dr. Miller is an internationally recognized expert on retinal disorders, including age-related macular degeneration (AMD), retinal degenerations...

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Mass. Eye and Ear offering new treatment to stop progressive vision loss in patients with keratoconus

October 12, 2016

Ophthalmologists at Mass. Eye and Ear among the most experienced nationwide with newly FDA-approved corneal cross-linking procedure

Boston, Mass. — Ophthalmologists at Massachusetts Eye and Ear are currently accepting patients who may be candidates for a newly FDA-approved outpatient procedure known as “corneal cross-linking.” Corneal cross-linking is a stabilizing treatment to halt the progression of keratoconus, a...

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AAO Awards for Harvard Faculty and Alumni

AAO Awards for Harvard Faculty and Alumni

October 10, 2016

Congratulations to the Harvard Ophthalmology faculty and alumni who are receiving America Academy Ophthalmology awards for their outstanding contributions to ophthalmology through vision research, education, and service.

Laureate Recognition Award

The Laureate Recognition Award, the Academy’s single highest honor, goes to Matthew D. Davis, MD, for his seminal contributions to ophthalmology. These include: establishing gold standards for conducting clinical studies; pioneering many...

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Roberto Pineda Accepted into Prestigious International Intraocular Implant Club

October 7, 2016

Roberto Pineda II, MD, Associate Professor of Ophthalmology, has been accepted into the International Intraocular Implant Club (IIIC). This prestigious society accepts only 250 members worldwide. Founded in 1966, the IIIC supports research and education in the field of intraocular lens implantation, as well as sponsors and advises national societies as they develop. As the Director of Refractive Surgery on the Cornea Service at Mass. Eye and Ear, Dr. Pineda specializes in laser vision correction, corneal surgery, and...

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Researchers shed light on repair mechanism for severe corneal injuries

Researchers shed light on repair mechanism for severe corneal injuries

October 3, 2016

New findings may pave the way for the development of pharmaceutical therapies to reverse corneal scarring

Boston, Mass. —  In cases of severe ocular trauma involving the cornea, wound healing occurs following intervention, but at the cost of opaque scar tissue formation and damaged vision. Recent research has shown that mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) — which can differentiate into a variety of cells, including bone, cartilage, muscle and fat cells — are capable of returning clarity to scarred corneas; however, the mechanisms by which...

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Janey Wiggs

Joint effort targets genes and traits to improve glaucoma screening, prevention and treatment

September 29, 2016

NIH and India fund collaborative grant for glaucoma research

Boston, Mass. —  Researchers from the U.S. and India have begun a new collaborative project to identify genetic risk factors and traits related to glaucoma, a leading cause of blindness worldwide. Funded by the National Eye Institute (NEI), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and India’s Department of Biotechnology (DBT), the researchers’ goal is to help develop effective screening, prevention, and treatment strategies for glaucoma. Grants from the two agencies...

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Lubricin data demonstrates significant improvement in multiple signs and symptoms of dry eye disease compared to sodium hyaluronate

Lubricin data demonstrates significant improvement in multiple signs and symptoms of dry eye disease compared to sodium hyaluronate

michael gilmore

Mass. Eye and Ear team discovers, successfully treats new variant of antibiotic-resistant bacterium

September 15, 2016

Boston, Mass. —  Researchers at Massachusetts Eye and Ear have discovered a new mutation in a highly antibiotic-resistant strain of E. coli that resists clearance by the body’s own immune system by inhibiting white blood cells that ordinarily kill and remove bacteria. In a paper published online today in JAMA Ophthalmology, the researchers describe the case that led them to...

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