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2010 News Releases

  • Residency Program Director Awarded Prestigious Teaching Award
    Nov. 12, 2010 | (ATLANTA) Emory Eye Center ophthalmologist, Maria Aaron, MD, has been awarded the Parker J. Palmer “Courage to Teach” Program Director Excellence Award. The award is presented through the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) to 10 outstanding program directors for their commitment to teaching and their innovative and effective teaching methods. The awardees are selected from numerous program directors throughout the country. They are nominated by faculty members, designated institutional officials and residents.

  • Emory Eye Center Offers Retina Service On Atlanta’s Northside.  Physician Steven Yeh Will See Patients at The Emory Clinic - Perimeter
    Sept. 13, 2010 | (ATLANTA) In a move to provide increased services and convenience for patients on the north side of Atlanta, Emory Eye Center now offers Retina clinics at its Perimeter location on Johnson Ferry Road. While The Emory Clinic at Perimeter has offered refractive surgery (Emory Vision) for several years—and Cornea clinics more recently— its growing services now include Retina care for those living in the north metro area.

  • Emory Eye Center Ophthalmologist Honored with Eighth Annual Straatsma Award
    September 10, 2010 | (ATLANTA) Maria M. Aaron, MD, a comprehensive ophthalmologist at Emory Eye Center and associate professor at the Emory School of Medicine, has won the prestigious Straatsma Award for Excellence in Resident Education. The award was dually conferred by the presidents of the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) and the American University Professors of Ophthalmology (AUPO).

  • Emory Eye Center to Host Inaugural Southeastern Ocular Oncology/Pathology Seminar
    September 7, 2010 | (ATLANTA) Emory Eye Center will host the inaugural Southeastern Ocular Oncology/Pathology seminar (SEOP) on Friday, Oct. 29, at the Eye Center’s Calhoun Auditorium within the Learning Resources Center. The meeting will take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  • Emory Eye Center Places in Top Ranking of U.S. News & World Report
    July 16, 2010 | (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 #14.

    The 2010 edition “America’s Best Hospitals” guide ranks the top hospitals in medical specialties. The 18 hospitals ranked in Ophthalmology were named as among the “best for challenging cases and procedures” by at least 3 percent of ophthalmology specialists who responded to U.S. News surveys in 2008, 2009, and 2010.

  • Emory Eye Center Ophthalmic Technologist Receives Secretariat Award From American Academy Of Ophthalmology
    July 9, 2010 | (ATLANTA) Emory Eye Center’s Lindreth DuBois, MEd, MMSc, CO, COMT, is the recipient of the American Academy of Ophthalmology's (AAO) Secretariat Award. The career recognition acknowledges special contributions to the Academy and to ophthalmology, and will be formally presented at the annual meeting in the fall.

  • Emory Eye Center Researcher Elected President of National Research Organization

    July 9, 2010 | (ATLANTA) Emory Eye Center Associate Professor Jeffrey Boatright, PhD, has been voted president of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO). ARVO is the premier vision research organization in the United States. He will assume the presidency in May 2011. Founded in 1928 in Washington, D.C., by 73 ophthalmologists, the Association's membership now numbers more than 12,500 individuals and continues to grow. Some 42% of members reside in over 80 countries outside the United States. The membership is multidisciplinary and consists of both clinical and basic researchers. ARVO encourages and assists research, training, publication and knowledge-sharing in vision and ophthalmology.

  • Emory Eye Center Receives RPB Funding for Continued Research
    June 25, 2010 | (ATLANTA) Emory Eye Center has received a one-year departmental grant for $100,000 from Research to Prevent Blindness (RPB). The grant will help support research into the causes, treatment and prevention of blinding diseases. The research will be directed by Timothy W. Olsen, director, Emory Eye Center and chair, Department of Ophthalmology within Emory University’s School of Medicine.

  • National Study on Children with Cataract Removal Reports Using a Contact Lens or an IOL for Vision Correction Results in Similar Visual Acuities
    May 10, 2010 | (ATLANTA) Findings were released today reporting one-year outcome results from a national study designed to determine which treatment for aphakia (absence of the eye’s natural lens) is better for infants between the ages of 4 weeks to 7 months, born with a cataract (congenital) in one eye. The treatments being studied are using a contact lens or surgically placing a plastic (acrylic) lens in the baby's eye after removing the cataract.

  • Emory's 12th Annual RB Picnic Celebrates Lives of Children Who Have Survived Eye Cancer
    April 23, 2010 | The twelfth annual RB Picnic, coordinated by Emory Eye Center, will be held from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, May 8, at WD Thompson Park, off Mason Mill Road in Decatur. This very special event promises a day of fun and celebration for both the young patients and their families who have faced this formerly fatal childhood cancer of the eye called retinoblastoma (RB).

  • Emory Eye Center Researcher Edelhauser to Present Charles D. Kelman Innovator’s Lecture at American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons
    April 2, 2010 | (ATLANTA) Emory Eye Center research professor Henry F. Edelhauser, PhD, has been named the Charles D. Kelman Innovator’s Lecturer for the national meeting of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (ASCRS) meeting in April. The ASCRS lectureship honors the work of individuals whose creativity has benefited ophthalmologists and their patients. The lecture is presented during a special session at the annual ASCRS Symposium on Cataract, IOL and Refractive Surgery. Charles D. Kelman, MD, presented the first lecture in 1985. In recognition of the ongoing contribution of the late Dr. Kelman to anterior segment surgery—the invention of phacoemulsification—the lecture was renamed for him in 2003. Dr. Edelhauser’s title is “Evolution of Surgical Pharmacology: Reviewing the Past and Looking to the Future.”

  • Emory Eye Center Faculty Member Wins First Binkhorst Young Ophthalmologist Award
    March 29, 2010 | (ATLANTA) J. Bradley Randleman, MD, associate professor in the section of Cornea, External Disease, and Refractive Surgery at Emory Eye Center, has been chosen the first winner of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) Foundation’s Binkhorst Young Ophthalmologist Award. The award provides the means for an outstanding young ophthalmologist to travel to the ASCRS Annual Meeting and present a paper in memory of ophthalmologist Cornelius Binkhorst, MD.

  • Emory Eye Center Director Receives Young Investigator Award From Macula Society
    March 24, 2010 | (ATLANTA) Emory Eye Center Director Timothy W. Olsen, MD, F. Phinizy Calhoun Sr. Professor of Ophthalmology, recently received the 2010 Macula Society Young Investigator Award at the 33rd annual meeting in late February. Founded in 1977, the prestigious Macula Society is a forum for new research in retinal vascular and macular diseases (the macula is the center of the retina, responsible for the sharp, central vision we need for reading, driving, recognizing faces, and seeing fine detail).

    The Young Investigator Award (formerly the Richard and Hinda Rosenthal Award) is presented “to that individual or group of individuals under 50 years of age whose work gives promise of notable advance in the clinical treatment of disorders of the eye.” As the award recipient, Dr. Olsen presented the keynote lecture: “The Role of Mitochondria in the Aging Macula.”

  • Researcher Awarded Senior Scientific Investigator Award
    January 14, 2010 | (ATLANTA) P. Michael Iuvone, PhD, director of research at Emory Eye Center, has been granted a $75,000 Senior Scientific Investigator Award by Research to Prevent Blindness (RPB). The award supports nationally recognized senior scientists conducting eye research at medical institutions in the United States. Dr. Iuvone was one of 169 scientists at 56 institutions so honored since the award was established in 1987.

  • Physicians Honored at Recent American Academy of Ophthalmology Conference
    (ATLANTA) At the recent American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) annual meeting in San Francisco, three Emory Eye Center faculty members and two associate faculty were honored with awards. AAO is the world’s largest association of eye physicians and surgeons, eye MDs, with more than 27,000 members worldwide. Attendance at the 2009 meeting in San Francisco was approximately 25,000 with members of the Pan-American Association of Ophthalmology (PAAO) also in attendance.

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