Patrick Oellers, MD, is the inaugural recipient of the Thomas J. Madden Fellowship in Retina at Mass. Eye and Ear. Patrick is completing his first year as a Retina Surgery Fellow. The fellowship was created to support a clinical or research fellow while honoring the legacy of Thomas J. Madden who passed away in 2015. Tom played an instrumental role in securing the successful outcome of patent-related litigation resulting in the landmark $126M judgment for Mass. Eye and Ear against QLT, Inc. and Novartis in 2009. The award has enabled major advances in research and Read more about Patrick Oellers awarded Thomas J. Madden Fellowship in Retina
Boston, Mass. — It’s the part of the eye exam everyone hates: the pupil-dilating eye drops. The drops work by opening the pupil and preventing the iris from constricting in response to light and are often used for routine examination and photography of the back of the eye. The drops sting, can take up to 30 minutes to work, and cause blurry vision for several hours afterwards, often making them inconvenient for both patient and doctor.