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2013 News Releases

  • Nov. 14, 2013 | Emory Eye Center opens new clinic in Johns Creek-Cumming area. (Atlanta) Emory Eye Center has opened a new clinic in the Johns Creek/Cumming area. Comprehensive ophthalmologist Vandana C. Reddy will see patients at the Emory at Cumming Family Practice complex on Peachtree Parkway several days each week.

  • Nov. 12, 2013 |  (ATLANTA) Emory Eye Center Contact Lens Practitioner Wins Prestigious Award. (Atlanta) Michael A. Ward, MMSc , FAAO, director of Emory Eye Center’s contact lens service, was named the GPLI 2014 Practitioner of the Year, presented for “outstanding professional expertise in fitting customized contact lenses to benefit patients with improved vision and corneal health and to advance the contact lens field.”

  • September 5, 2013 | (Atlanta) Emory Eye Center Announces Director of Its Global Ophthalmology Emory Initiative. Danny Haddad, MD, former director of the Atlanta-based International Trachoma Initiative (ITI), is now director of the Emory Eye Center’s Global Ophthalmology Emory Initiative effective September 1.

  • July 16, 2013 |  (ATLANTA) Emory Eye Center Again Places in Top Ranking of U.S. News & World Report. 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 #16.

  • June 24, 2013 | (ATLANTA) Five Eye Center Physicians Named "Top Docs." According to the latest Atlanta magazine "Top Doctors" issue of July 2013, five of Emory Eye Center's physicians are listed among the top doctors in Atlanta, a listing of 322 physicians in 53 specialties.

  • June 21, 2013 | (ATLANTA) Emory Eye Center Director Olsen recipient of prestigious Secretariat Award. Emory Eye Center director Timothy W. Olsen, MD, chair of the Emory department of Ophthalmology of the Emory School of Medicine and F. Phinizy Calhoun Sr. Professor of Ophthalmology, is a recipient of the American Academy of Ophthalmology's (AAO) Secretariat Award.

  • May 30, 2013 | (ATLANTA) Emory Eye Center a site for Childhood Glaucoma Research Network's international research project: First-of-its-kind survey seeks significant advancement by investigating worldwide treatment outcomes for childhood glaucoma. Emory Eye Center will join 15 other eye centers throughout the world participating in the Childhood Glaucoma Research Network's (CGRN) newly launched International Pilot Survey of Childhood Glaucoma (IPSOCG), its first collaborative international clinical research project.

  • May 9, 2013 | (ATLANTA) NEI study conducted at Emory provides clarity on supplements for protection against AMD. Emory Eye Center clinical research contributed to the recent findings of a multi-year National Eye Institute (NEI) study, AREDS2 (Age-Related Eye Disease Study). Results concluded that adding omega-3 fatty acids did not improve a combination of nutritional supplements commonly recommended for treating age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a major cause of vision loss among older Americans.

  • May 2, 2013 | (ATLANTA) Emory Eye Center Celebrates Healthy Vision Month in May: Make your eyes a priority and schedule an eye exam. Emory Eye Center joins the National Eye Institute (NEI) in calling upon Americans to make their vision a priority by taking the necessary steps to protect their vision, prevent vision loss, and make the most of the vision they may have remaining.

  • April 30, 2013 | (ATLANTA) Emory Eye Center Physician Has New Book on Corneal Collagen Cross-Linking. Emory Eye Center cornea specialist J. Bradley Randleman has co-authored the book, Corneal Collagen Cross-Linking (Slack, 2013) along with physician/researcher Farhad Hafezi of the University of Geneva, Switzerland and Doheny Eye Institute, Los Angeles. The comprehensive text brings together cross-linking theory, treatment, outcomes, complications and their management.

  • April 10, 2013 | (ATLANTA) Child Survivors of Eye Cancer to Gather for Emory's 15th Annual RB Picnic. The fourteenth annual RB Picnic, coordinated by Emory Eye Center, will be held from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Saturday, May 11, 2013, 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).

  • February 27, 2013 | (ATLANTA) Emory Eye Center Recipient of Knights Templar Award. The Emory Eye Center was recently awarded $32,000 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 $750,000 to the Emory Eye Center.

  • February 19, 2013 | (ATLANTA) Emory Eye Center's Nickerson receives top ARVO award. The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) has announced this year's class of distinguished Fellows. Eye Center faculty member and researcher John M. Nickerson, PhD, has been awarded the prestigious Gold Fellow status by ARVO), the premier vision research organization in the world.

  • February 19, 2013 | ATLANTA) Grossniklaus elected to Academia Ophthalmologica Internationalis. Emory Eye Center ophthalmologist Hans E. Grossniklaus, MD, MBA, F. Phinizy Calhoun Jr. Professor of Ophthalmology and director, L.F. Montgomery Pathology Laboratory and of the section of Ocular Oncology and Pathology, was elected to the Academia Ophthalmologica Internationalis (AOI), the most prestigious international ophthalmology organization, consisting of the world's top academic ophthalmologists. AOI is committed to excellence in teaching, research and service in worldwide ophthalmology.

  • Jan. 2, 2013 | (ATLANTA) New device for end-stage macular degeneration that may help some see better. Emory Eye Center is the first center in Georgia to offer a new technology proven to help the vision of some patients with end-stage age-related macular degeneration (AMD).

  • January 16, 2013 | (ATLANTA) National Institutes of Health and Emory Eye Center suggest regular dilated eye exams to detect glaucoma. January is Glaucoma Awareness Month, and Emory Eye Center ophthalmologists encourage Americans at higher risk for glaucoma to schedule a comprehensive dilated eye exam — and to make a habit of doing so every one to two years.

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