Alice R. McPherson, MD, a Harvard Ophthalmology alumna and one of the world's leading vitreoretinal specialists, has been recognized with the inaugural Retina Hall of Fame Award for her pioneering contributions in the retina field. Dr. McPherson received the award at the 2019 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology in San Francisco. The Retina Hall of Fame promotes advancement in the diagnosis and treatment of retina disorders.... Read more about Alumnus Alice R. McPherson, MD, Receives Retina Hall of Fame Award
Several faculty and alumni have been elected to the prestigious National Academy of Medicine (NAM). Congratulations to alumnus and part-time faculty member Anthony Adamis, MD; faculty member Elizabeth Engle, MD; and alumna Julia Haller, MD.
Established by the National Academy of Sciences, the NAM is a national resource for independent, scientifically informed analysis and recommendations on health issues. The NAM serves alongside the National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Engineering to address critical issues in health, medicine, and related...
Nearly 40 Harvard Ophthalmology faculty and trainees from our affiliates—including Beetham Eye Institute at Joslin Diabetes Center, Boston Children's Hospital, Mass. Eye and Ear, and VA Boston Healthcare System—participated in the American Academy of Ophthalmology Annual Meeting October 11-15 in San Francisco.... Read more about Highlights from the 2019 AAO Annual Meeting
Attracting more than 330 alumni, faculty, and trainees, the 2016 HMS Ophthalmology Annual Meeting and Alumni Reunion offered an array of continuing medical education (CME) events as well as opportunities for networking and reconnecting with classmates. Most attendees were from the New England and Tristate areas, although a few traveled from as far as California, Singapore, and India. All nine HMS Ophthalmology affiliates were represented.
From May 1st to May 5th, more than 11,000 people attended the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) 2016 Annual Meeting in Seattle, WA. Eye and vision researchers from more than 75 countries presented their current research, discussed emerging technologies, and strategized ways to overcome the current challenges facing ophthalmology and vision science. Harvard Ophthalmology was well-represented at the meeting, and faculty and trainees contributed 247 posters and presentations this year.
Endre A. Balazs, a pioneer in viscoelastic therapeutics and a leader in hyaluronan and vitreous research, passed away on August 29th at the age of 95. Dr. Balazs had a central role in establishingwhat is now Schepens Eye Research Institute, and was awarded the Institute's...