It was a significant and meaningful year for Emory Eye’s neuro-ophthalmology faculty members. Nancy Newman, director of the neuro-ophthalmology section, was named as the prestigious 12th Hoyt Lecturer by the North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society (NANOS) and the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO).
The lecture’s namesake, William F. Hoyt, MD, world-renowned clinician, scholar and educator in San Francisco, promoted the importance of educating the next generation of teachers of neuro-ophthalmology.
As Newman presented the named lecture in fall of 2013, she described the projects and key publications of her 50 former Emory neuro-ophthalmology fellows—a neuro-anatomical tour—and reviewed advances in the field over the past 25 years, highlighting common and uncommon disorders affecting the afferent and efferent systems.
The fellows are now practicing across the globe, yet they remain a close-knit family of clinicians, scholars, researchers and educators. Their camaraderie was evident at the NANOS meeting in Puerto Rico, where our neuro-ophthalmology faculty of four relished the opportunity to reminisce and share knowledge.
Newman is the LeoDelle Jolley Professor of Ophthalmology, professor of ophthalmology, neurology and instructor in neurological surgery at Emory University School of Medicine. She joined the Eye Center in 1989.