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2011 News Releases

  • Seven top ophthalmologists at Emory
    (ATLANTA) Seven physicians at Emory Eye Center were selected among the top ophthalmologists in the country in a ranking published in U.S. News & World Report. U.S. News Top Doctors was developed in collaboration with Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., publisher of America's Top Doctors® and other guides, and was built upon data from Castle Connolly's Top Doctors ™.  Its directory includes more than 27,000 top physicians in dozens of medical specialties.

  • Emory Eye Center Researcher Co-editor of New Textbook on Drug Delivery to the Back of the Eye
    Sept. 30, 2011 | (ATLANTA) A new textbook, Drug Product Development for the Back of the Eye (aapspress/Springer), edited by Emory Eye Center researcher Henry F. Edelhauser, PhD and Uday B. Kompella, PhD, of the University of Colorado, explores approaches for a delivery system to get drugs to the back of the eye. In the past, drug delivery was typically systemic and not targeted to where it might do the most good for the particular ophthalmic disease and disorder.

  • Emory Eye Center To Host Second Annual Southeastern Ocular Oncology/Pathology Seminar
    September 19, 2011 | (ATLANTA) Emory Eye Center will host the second annual Southeastern Ocular  Oncology/Pathology seminar (SEOP) on Friday, Sept. 30, 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. The seminar is designed for primary care physicians, ophthalmologists and oncologists interested in increasing knowledge in identifying and treating ocular malignancies and how to apply this knowledge to clinical practice.

  • Three Emory Eye Center physicians honored in "135 Leading Ophthalmologists
    in America" listing

    August 25, 2011 | (ATLANTA) Maria M. Aaron, MD, Timothy W. Olsen, MD and J. Bradley Randleman, MD were elected to Becker's Ambulatory Surgery Centers (ASC) Review's "135 Leading Ophthalmologists in America" list. Honorees are selected based on the awards they have received from major organizations in the field, leadership in those organizations, work on professional publications and their positions of service. 

  • Emory Eye Center Physician Recipient of the Kritzinger Memorial Award
    July 21, 2011 | (ATLANTA) Emory Eye Center ophthalmologist J. Bradley Randleman, MD, is the recipient of the Kritzinger Memorial Award, given by the International Society of Refractive Surgery of the American Academy of Ophthalmology.

  • Emory Eye Center Again Places in Top Ranking of U.S. News & World Report
    July 21, 2011 | (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 #15.

  • Six Eye Center Physicians Named "Top Docs"
    July 2011 | (ATLANTA) Six Emory Eye Center physicians are listed among the top doctors in Atlanta, a listing of 318 physicians, according to the latest Atlanta magazine “Top Doctors” issue of July 2011.

  • Newly Patented Microneedle for Ocular Drug Delivery: Smaller is Better
    April 28, 2011 | (ATLANTA) A goal of ophthalmology researchers is to deliver medication to the back of the eye in a selective and minimally invasive way. An Emory Eye Center scientist and two fellow researchers have investigated opportunities and have recently been awarded a U.S. patent for application of microneedle technology, designed to do just that. Filed for in 2007 and awarded in April 2011, the patent (US 7,918,814) was awarded to Henry F. Edelhauser, Emory Eye Center’s former director of research, along with Mark Prausnitz, professor of chemical and biomedical engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology, and Ninghao Jiang, a research graduate student at Georgia Tech, now employed at CNA, a non-profit research organization in Virginia.

  • NIH Study Finds Avastin and Lucentis Are Equally Effective In Treating Age-Related Macular Degeneration
    April 29, 2011 | (ATLANTA) Emory Eye Center and other study centers have been a part of a two-year national clinical trial evaluating two drugs for age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Results from the first year of the trial among 43 eye institutions show that Avastin—a drug approved to treat some cancers and that is commonly used off-label to treat age-related macular degeneration (AMD)—is as effective as the Food and Drug Administration-approved drug Lucentis for the treatment of AMD.

  • Child Survivors of Eye Cancer Gather for RB Picnic in May
    April 14, 2011 | (ATLANTA) The thirteenth annual RB Picnic, coordinated by Emory Eye Center, will be held from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, May 7, at Mason Mill Park, 1340 McConnell Dr. 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 Recipient of Knights Templar Award
    Feb. 7, 2011 | (ATLANTA) The Emory Eye Center was recently awarded $39,000 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.

  • J. Bradley Randleman, MD, Named Editor in Chief of the Journal of Refractive Surgery
    Feb. 7, 2011 | (ATLANTA) Emory Eye Center ophthalmologist J. Bradley Randleman, MD, has been named editor in chief of the Journal of Refractive Surgery. The journal is the official publication of the International Society of Refractive Surgery, a partner of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. The journal is a monthly peer-reviewed forum for original research, review, and evaluation of refractive and lens-based surgical procedures.

  • Emory Eye Center To Host Pediatric Congenital Cataract Symposium
    Feb. 1, 2011 | (ATLANTA) An international conference addressing the treatment of children born with a cataract (congenital) will take place in New York City on Friday, March 11. The International Congenital Cataract Symposium will address how various countries, including less-developed countries, treat children needing cataract surgery. There are differences in treatments, and the meeting will bring together knowledge and data from around the world, perhaps lessening current healthcare disparities.

  • 25th Annual Southeastern Vitreoretinal Seminar (SEVR)
    Jan. 25, 2011 | (ATLANTA) Emory Eye Center will host the 25th Southeastern Vitreoretinal Seminar (SEVR) at the Eye Center’s Calhoun Auditorium within the Learning Resources Center in The Emory Clinic, Building B. The meeting will take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 11, and from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Feb. 12. The annual seminar addresses issues of the retina and treatments for its various disorders. The retina is the light-sensitive layer of tissue that lines the inside of the eye and sends visual messages through the optic nerve to the brain. Disorders and diseases of the retina include age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, retinal detachments, macular holes and puckers, and retinopathy of prematurity (ROP), among others.

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