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2012 News Releases

  • Emory Eye Center offers new technology for some patients with chronic dry eye
    Dec. 13, 2012 | (ATLANTA) Emory Eye Center is the first academic center in Georgia to offer a new technology that can help patients who suffer from a certain type of dry eye syndrome (DES). The technology, LipiFlow: Thermal Pulsation ô is a novel way to treat evaporative dry eye disease caused by Meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD). Opening and clearing the blocked oil glands allows the body to resume the natural production of lipids which are needed for a healthy tear film.

  • Montgomery Lab passes new milestone
    Oct. 26, 2012 | (ATLANTA) Emory Eye Center's L. F. Montgomery Lab, its pathology facility, passed a second monumental milestone recently, that of the impressive number of specimens it has processed and evaluated. From its inception in 1941 through 1989, the Montgomery Lab saw some 15,000 cases. Between 1989 (at the arrival of lab director Hans Grossniklaus, MD, MBA) and 2004, the renowned lab had evaluated 30,000 cases. As of Nov.1, 2012, Grossniklaus had signed out 50,000 cases, making the cumulative figure from 1941 an impressive 65,000 cases.

  • Emory Eye Center faculty member appointed to CGRN Executive Committee
    Aug. 29, 2012 | (ATLANTA) Allen Beck, MD, director of the glaucoma service, has been appointed a permanent member of the Executive Committee of the Childhood Glaucoma Research Network (CGRN), an international group of clinicians and scientists who specialize in treating children with glaucoma. The CGRN connects doctors around the globe to leverage each memberís unique expertise and understanding of pediatric eye disease and glaucoma in order to promote education, advance research, and improve outcomes in the care of childhood glaucoma.

  • Emory Eye Center To Host Third Annual Southeastern Ocular Oncology/Pathology Seminar
    August 23, 2012 | (ATLANTA) Emory Eye Center will host the third annual Southeastern Ocular Oncology/Pathology Seminar (SEOP) on Friday, Sept. 28, in the Eye Centerís Learning Resources Center, Calhoun Auditorium, from 8 a.m. to 5†p.m. Hans Grossniklaus, MD, MBA, F. Phinizy Calhoun Jr. Professor of Ophthalmology and director of the L.F. Montgomery Laboratory and the section of Ocular Oncology and Pathology, will again host the seminar.

  • Emory Eye Center says smartphone can be a new tool in emergency department diagnosis
    July 23, 2012 | (ATLANTA) Emory Eye Center investigators have found that smartphone displays are as good, and may be better, for reading fundus photographs of the back of the eye (retina and optic nerve) than desktop computer monitors.

  • Emory Eye Center Again Places in Top Ranking of U.S. News & World Report
    July 19, 2012 |(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 #18.

  • Published Study Evaluates Impact of Telephone Intervention on Glaucoma Treatment Adherence July 2, 2012 | (ATLANTA) Interactive telephone calls and tailored print materials helped glaucoma patients adhere to their treatment better, but not significantly as compared with a control group. The report on a randomized controlled clinical trial was published online first by the Archives of Ophthalmology, a JAMA Network publication.

  • Five Eye Center Physicians Named "Top Docs"
    June 20, 2012 | (ATLANTA) According to the latest Atlanta magazine "Top Doctors" issue of July 2012, five of Emory Eye Center's physicians are listed among the top doctors in Atlanta, a listing of 315 physicians.

  • Child Survivors of Eye Cancer to Gather for Emory's 14th Annual Retinoblastoma Day Picnic in May
    Apr. 30, 2012 | (ATLANTA) The fourteenth annual RB Picnic, coordinated by Emory Eye Center, will be held from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, May 5, 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 Faculty Receive Top ARVO Awards
    Feb. 9, 2012 | (ATLANTA) The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) has announced this year's class of distinguished Fellows. Two Eye Center faculty members have been awarded the prestigious Gold Fellow status. Additionally, Henry F. Edelhauser, PhD, former director of research, will be honored at the ARVO Foundation for Eye Research (AFER) Gala Dinner for his lifetime of work in eye research. All three awards will take place during the spring national meeting in Florida.

  • Emory Eye Center to Host 26th Southeastern Vitreoretinal Seminar (SEVR)
    Jan. 12, 2012 | (ATLANTA) Emory Eye Center will host the 26th 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, February 17, 2012. The annual seminar addresses issues of the retina and treatments for its various disorders.

  • Startup Receives $4 Million to Develop Drug Delivery Targeted to the Back of the Eye
    Jan. 5, 2012 | (ATLANTA) Technology developed by researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University for delivering drugs and other therapeutics to specific locations in the eye provides the foundation for a startup company that has received a $4 million venture capital investment.

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