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December 17, 2015 | Emory Eye Center receives gift for glaucoma research from Douglas County resident Lewis. (ATLANTA) Douglas County resident Jim Lewis, former attorney and judge, has recently helped fund medical research in three departments at Emory University’s School of Medicine. Those departments include ophthalmology (Emory Eye Center); cancer (Winship Cancer Institute); and Alzheimer’s disease (Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center). Lewis’ planned gifts of $100,000 will go to each of the three entities, with the cancer research funding to be divided equally between colon and lung cancers.
December 16, 2015 | Entolimod Shown to Suppress Liver Metastases in Model of Ocular Melanoma in Collaborative Study by Cleveland BioLabs, Emory University and Roswell Park Cancer Institute. Buffalo, NY, Cleveland BioLabs, Inc. (NASDAQ:CBLI), Emory University and Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI) today announced the publication of a study in Oncotarget demonstrating the ability of entolimod to suppress liver metastases in a preclinical model of uveal melanoma (UM). The study was led by Hans Grossniklaus MD, Professor of Ophthalmology, Director of the L.F. Montgomery Pathology Laboratory and Director of the Section of Ocular Oncology and Pathology at Emory Eye Center, Emory University, and Lyudmila Burdelya, PhD, Assistant Professor of Oncology in the Department of Cell Stress Biology at RPCI.
December 3, 2015 | Emory Eye Center mourns loss of Professor Emeritus Henry F. Edelhauser. Emory Eye Center is sad to announce the passing of Henry F. Edelhauser, former director of research for Emory Eye Center (1989-2013).
September 21, 2015 | Co-directors awarded 2015 Champalimaud Vision Award for the Kilimanjaro Project in Africa. The prestigious award, the world’s largest in the area of vision, is worth €1M. The Kilimanjaro Project operates in one of Africa’s most dramatic settings, in an area ravaged by extreme poverty, natural disasters, disease and blindness, affecting unimaginable numbers of people.
August 29, 2015 | Emory Eye Center to host Southeastern Ocular Oncology/Pathology Seminar Friday, Sept. 25. The seminar is designed for primary care physicians, ophthalmologists and oncologists interested in increasing knowledge in identifying and treating ocular malignancies and applying this knowledge in clinical practice.
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 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. (Atlanta) 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 | Emory Eye Center’s Bruce awarded a 2014 Clinical Care Innovation Challenge Award by AAMC. (Atlanta) 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 19, 2015 | Southeastern Vitreoretinal Seminar (SEVR), April 24-25, Druid Hills Golf Course, Atlanta GA. Emory Eye Center will host the 29th Southeastern Vitreoretinal Seminar (SEVR) on April 24-25 at the historic Druid Hills Golf Club in Atlanta. The annual seminar addresses issues of the retina and treatments for its various disorders. Participants are invited to bring case presentations on vitreoretinal surgery, retinal diseases, medical retinal treatments and other related topics. This program is designed for vitreoretinal specialists and is highly regarded by previous attendees.
March 11, 2015 | The Emory Eye Center was 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.
January 29, 2015 | Emory Eye Center mourns loss of Professor Emeritus George O. Waring, III, MD
Emory Eye Center Professor Emeritus George O. Waring III, MD, died January 27 as a result of a recent stroke. A cornea and refractive specialist, he served from 1979 to 2004 as Professor of Ophthalmology at Emory, moving into private practice following his academic career.
Jan. 16, 2015 | Emory Eye Center offers Argus® II retinal prosthesis system technology for those with late-stage retinitis pigmentosa
(Atlanta) 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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