Reza Dana, MD, MSc, MPH

Researchers Find Immunosuppressive Medication An Effective Treatment For Ocular Graft-Versus-Host-Disease

Researchers Find Immunosuppressive Medication An Effective Treatment For Ocular Graft-Versus-Host-Disease

April 13, 2016

A complication associated with bone marrow transplantation, graft-versus-host-disease occurs when a transplanted immune system attacks certain parts of a host’s body, and may cause severe dry eye and damage to the cornea. A clinical trial at Massachusetts Eye and Ear showed that topical doses of ultra low-dose tacrolimus, an immunosuppressive medication, is equally effective and showed fewer hypertensive side effects in treating...

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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.

BOSTON – Researchers from...

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Grants Received November and December 2015

January 29, 2016

The NIH K12 EY016335 Grant, which funds the Harvard Vision Clinical Scientist Development Program, led by Reza Dana, MD, MSc, MPH, has been renewed for funding by the NIH for an additional four years. The program awards career development grants that provide exceptional junior clinician scientists with financial support, mentorship, and 75 percent protected research time to pursue and build independent research...

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Seanna Grob, MD

Seanna Grob, MD, Wins Residents Writer's Award

December 16, 2015

Seanna Grob, MD, HMS Department of Ophthalmology Resident, won second place in the 2015 Ophthalmology Times Resident Writer's Award for her case study, "Management of drug-induced cicatricial conjunctivitis and dry eye," which she wrote in collaboration with Reza Dana and resident Hajirah Saeed. She received this award at the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) meeting in Las Vegas in November.