News Releases

  • May 3, 2016 | $150,000 Gift from Alcon Foundation Establishes Global Ophthalmology Fellowship. (ATLANTA) The Alcon Foundation has pledged $150,000 to Emory Eye Center to establish a Global Ophthalmology Emory (GO-E) Fellowship. The fellowship, one of only four in the nation, will provide first-person clinical experience in both local and international settings and a strong research foundation in ophthalmic public health issues.

  • 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 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.

  • 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.

  • Jan. 22 , 2014 | International Congenital Cataract Symposium meets again in NYC. (Atlanta) Emory Eye Center pediatric ophthalmologists Scott Lambert and Phoebe Lenhart, along with Edward Cotlier of the New York State Institute for Basic Research in Developmental Disabilities, will co-direct the second International Congenital Cataract Symposium in New York on March 7 at the Yale Club.

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

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