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Emory Eye Center offers Argus II ® retinal prosthesis system technology for those with late-stage retinitis pigmentosa Ebola virus can persist for months within survivors' eyes
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    August 26, 2015 | Team Makes Second Trip to West Africa in “Quiet Eye” Project. Experts from the Emory Eye Center reached out to the West Coast of Africa to address an eye condition that was recently discovered at Emory.  Uveitis specialist Steven Yeh, MD, graduate resident Jessica Shantha, MD, oculoplastics specialist Brent Hayek, MD, and Ian Crozier, MD, an infectious disease physician and Ebola survivor, traveled to Sierra Leone, to assist in the evaluation and treatment of ocular complications in Ebola virus disease survivors.

    August 19, 2015 | Emory Eye physicians reach out to the Atlanta community in successful glaucoma screening. (ATLANTA) Emory Eye Center physicians and medical volunteers from organizations throughout Atlanta came together to provide vision screenings (Aug. 15) at U.S. Rep. David Scott’s 13th Congressional District Health Fair.

    July 23, 2015 | Emory Eye Center physicians to be honored at fall meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. (ATLANTA) Four faculty members of the Emory Eye Center will be honored at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), to be held in Las Vegas in November.

    July 22, 2015 | Emory Eye Center Again Places in Top Ranking of U.S. News & World Report. (ATLANTA) Emory Eye Center has again ranked among the top ophthalmology centers in this country within the prestigious U.S. News & World Report’s guide to America’s top medical institutions. This year, Emory Eye Center placed at #12, up two slots from last year.

    July 4, 2015 | ARVO/Alcon 2015 Closing Keynote Session: Ebola and the Eye: A Story of Discovery and Uncertainty. Moderator: William F. Mieler, MD, FARVO. Ian Crozier, an infectious disease specialist, was living in Uganda, teaching physicians and providing care for patients with HIV/AIDS, when the Ebola outbreak began in West Africa. He signed on with the World Health Organization and arrived in Kenema, Sierra Leone to help in the fight against the outbreak in August 2014. Within a few weeks, he himself contracted the disease and was evacuated to Emory University Hospital in critical condition.

    July 6, 2015 | Five Eye Center Physicians Named "Top Docs." According to the latest Atlanta magazine’s “Top Doctors” issue of July 2015, five of Emory Eye Center’s physicians are listed among the top doctors in Atlanta, a listing of 358 physicians.

    May 7, 2015 | Ebola virus can persist for months within survivors' eyes. Live Ebola virus can persist within the eyes for months after a patient recovers from acute Ebola viral disease (EVD), according to a case report to be published in the New England Journal of Medicine.

    April 7, 2015 | Bruce awarded a 2014 Clinical Care Innovation Challenge Award by AAMC. Emory Eye Center neuro-ophthalmologist Beau Bruce, MD, PhD, has been tapped as a 2014 Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Clinical Care Challenge Award winner for his work on non-mydriatic ocular fundus photography in the emergency department.

    March 11, 2015 | Recently awarded $42,000 by the Georgia Knights Templar Educational Foundation, Inc. The funding will be used to continue important educational and research opportunities that impact the entire state of Georgia. Over the past several years, the Georgia Knights Templar has awarded some $800,000 to the Emory Eye Center.

    Jan. 16, 2015 | Offering Argus II ® retinal prosthesis system technology for those with late-stage retinitis pigmentosa. Emory Eye Center is taking a leading role in providing sight restoration to patients in the Southeast and the country. It joins a handful of eye institutions now offering innovative technology that allows a previously blind patient to “see.”

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    August 27, 2015 | WSB-TV Atlanta 2, Congressman David Scott Health Fair. Emory Eye Center physicians and medical volunteers from organizations throughout Atlanta came together to provide vision screenings on Aug. 15 at U.S. Rep. David Scott’s 13th Congressional District Health Fair in Atlanta.

    August 7 , 2015 |The New York Times, "Ebola Survivors Face Lingering Pain, Fatigue and Depression," The Ebola outbreak that started more than a year ago seems to be waning at last. But now, West Africa faces another difficulty: More than 13,000 people survived the virus, and many have lingering health problems.

    July 16, 2015 | Emory News Center, "Global Ophthalmology Emory extends knowledge to local, international communities," 2015 Emory Eye Magazine, pp 12-14.

    June 17, 2015 | Storify.com/emoryhealthsci, "Ebola Virus Can Persist for Months Within Survivor

    June 9, 2015 | TodayTonightAdelaide.com, "Ebola's Adelaide Connection," Dr Ian Crozier is a frontline warrior who risked his own life fighting Ebola but despite all the precautions Dr Crozier was about to become one of the statistics.

    May 19, 2015 | Young Ophthalmologists, "On the Ground in Liberia: Two YOs Tackle the Ebola Epidemic in West Africa." After taking the lives of more than 11,000 people, the recent West African Ebola epidemic also left the largest recorded number of survivors in its wake. Those survivors now face Ebola’s aftershock.

    May 11, 2015 | PBS News Hour, "How Ebola can hide in the bodies of survivors," Dr. Ian Crozier is one American health care worker who nearly lost his life while volunteering in Sierra Leone with the World Health Organization. After contracting the virus, he was evacuated to Atlanta’s Emory University Hospital and he eventually recovered. Months later, the virus was found in his eye and it nearly blinded him before a series of procedures and treatments. John Fankhauser at the ELWA Hospital, a SIM mission hospital, was seeing patients with eye disease. He invited a small team from Emory headed by Dr. Steve Yeh, who had fairly rapidly become the world's expert in this disease.

    May 7, 2015 | "Ebola can lurk in survivors' eyes, study finds," NBC News. "The Ebola virus known to lurk in semen for months after recovery, also can stay in the eye for weeks. Though it doesn't seem to be in the tears or tissues that could infect others, it can damage vision. "This case highlights an important complication of Ebola virus disease with major implications for both individual and public health that are immediately relevant to the ongoing West African outbreak," Dr. Jay Varkey of Emory University Hospital and colleagues write in their report about former Ebola patient, Dr. Ian Crozier."

    May 7, 2015 | "After Nearly Claiming His Life, Ebola Lurked in a Doctor's Eye," New York Times, PDF attached. Used with permission of The New York Times. "When Dr. Ian Crozier was released from Emory University Hospital in October after a long, brutal fight with Ebola that nearly ended his life, his medical team thought he was cured. But less than two months later, he was back at the hospital with fading sight, intense pain and soaring pressure in his left eye. At Emory, ophthalmologist Steven Yeh treated him for uveitis, a result of the Ebola virus."

    April 30, 2015 | "Host of Ailments Plague African Ebola Survivors," Betsy McKay, The Wall Street Journal [pdf used with permission].  Emory Eye Center physicians Steven Yeh, Jessica Shantha, and Brent Hayek joined Ebola survivor Ian Crozier, MD, who was treated at Emory, in Liberia to discuss issues in Ebola survivors in that country.

    March 30, 2015 | Fox 5 News health reporter Beth Galvin covered Emory Eye Center's first Argus II patient, Willie Colllins, and his physical rehabilitation following implantation of the innovative device for those blind from retinitis pigmentosa.

    January 31, 2015 | Ophthalmology Times, Ophthalmology remembers friend, LASIK pioneer Dr. George Waring III

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