News Releases:  Oculoplastic Surgery

  • 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.

  • February 28, 2007 | Emory Eye Center news tip: those alluring eyelashes best left to nature
    (ATLANTA) Oculoplastic surgeons at the Emory Eye Center are concerned about the recent news blitz seen in national media outlets promoting the positive aspects of eyelash transplants. The outcome isn’t always good. In fact, surgical augmentation of eyelashes can lead to trichiasis (inward-growing lashes) and vision-threatening complications, say Emory Eye Center oculoplastics specialists. A paper addressing these concerns, “Trichiasis after Eyelash Augmentation with Hair Follicle Transplantation,” co-authored by Anna Murchison and Ted Wojno will appear in the journal, Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, in the spring, published by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

  • Emory Eye Center phsician receives achievement award from the American Academy of Ophthalmology at national meeting. (ATLANTA) Emory Eye Center ophthalmologist C. Roberto Bernardino, MD, recently received the Achievement Award from the American Academy of Ophthalmology.

  • December 5, 2005 | Emory Eye Center begins clinical trial for new ocular prosthetic device that allows better motility. (ATLANTA) Emory Eye Center has begun a new clinical trial to evaluate the efficacy of a new prosthetic ocular device, made by Porex Surgical, Inc. The device, the MEDPOR" ATTRACTOR, Coupling System will offer patients who need a prosthetic eye a better alternative than ever before.

  • Crow's-feet fly away. You've heard the jokes. About the woman who went under cover to have her eyes done and came back an immortal surprised look. Removing facial wrinkles no longer means stretched skin and a plastic look. A variety of new cosmetic techniques now offered at the Emory Eye Center seeks to counteract the effects of aging, not to change the way a person looks.

  • December 14, 2000 | Emory Eye Center specialist saves patient's life: Joe Labadia's amazing will to win. Joe LaBadia is a former pro-football player, drafted by the Jets in 1978. A youngish and fit 40-something, an involved father and husband, Joe had everything to live for. A good job, a fine home, and a seemingly charmed life in the sunny South. His father's funeral back in Joe's home state of New Jersey may have saved his life. It was then that relatives and friends noticed that Joe didn't look right. One of his eyes bulged, and his own immediate family had not noticed, often the case with changes that occur subtly and slowly over time.

  • November 10, 1998 | Another danger for women smokers: higher risk of basal cell carcinoma of the eyelid. Women smokers may face a higher risk of a common skin cancer of the eyelid, reports Emory Eye Center oculoplastic surgeon Ted H. Wojno, M.D., at this week’s American Academy of Ophthalmology in New Orleans. Dr. Wojno’s recent study compared 112 patients with biopsy-proven basal cell carcinoma of the eyelid with patients undergoing other lid surgeries. Overall, the study found that patients who smoked were not more likely to develop basal cell carcinomas, but when the data were adjusted for gender, women smokers were more likely than male smokers to develop this type of skin cancer.

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