Cornea

Deborah Langston Becomes First to Receive Three Highest Honors in the Field of Cornea

Deborah Langston Becomes First to Receive Three Highest Honors in the Field of Cornea

October 14, 2016

Deborah Pavan-Langston, MD, FACS—Harvard Ophthalmology alumna and Professor Emeritus—received the Claes Dohlman Society Award at the Cornea Society/Eye Bank Association of America 2016 Fall Educational Symposium. This lifetime achievement award recognizes her excellence in teaching and contributions to the field of cornea and external disease. 

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.

The S-Stamp Eliminates the Primary Cause of Graft Failure in DMEK

The S-Stamp Eliminates the Primary Cause of Graft Failure in DMEK

January 26, 2016

Peter Veldman, MD, of Mass. Eye and Ear was first author on two recent publications related to the S-stamp for Descemet membrane endothelial keratoplasty (DMEK), a novel orientation technique that has to date eliminated upside-down graft implantation in DMEK. Dr. Veldman helped to validate and then successfully implement this technique over the last couple of years. During that time, he has presented preliminary data on the topic at many national meetings.

Press for Boston KPro

September 1, 2015

Mass. Eye and Ear's Boston KPro was credited as the most widely used artificial cornea in an article from Ophthalmology Times on the use of bioengineered corneas.

September 1, 2015 Ophthalmology Times