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April 3, 2018
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Priyanka Priyadarshani, MS, and Shanu Markand, PhD, in the Emory Eye Center/Atlanta Vision Research Community (AVRC) Biostatistics and Bionformation (Bioanalysis) Core laboratory, Emory Eye Center
Priyanka Priyadarshani, MS, and Shanu Markand, PhD, in the Biostatistics and Bionformation (Bioanalysis) Core laboratory at Emory Eye Center

Emory Eye Center researchers to present at ARVO 2018 Conference

(Atlanta) – Emory Eye Center researchers and research staff will participate in approximately 40 presentations during the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) 2018 annual meeting in Honolulu April 29-May 3.

Research director P. Michael Iuvone, PhD, will speak on “The Retina, Dopamine, and Circadian Rhythms” during a symposium on the conference’s opening day. Iuvone is one of six presenters who will address topics related to how circadian rhythms and daily patterns of light affect the eye and other systemic processes.

Hans E. Grossniklaus, MD, director of ocular oncology and pathology at Emory Eye Center, is part of a panel sharing perspectives on how to become a successful clinician-scientist. The purpose of basic research is to make discoveries in the lab and then find ways to use those discoveries to help patients. This concept, called translational research, is what connects basic research with real life.

Another noteworthy faculty presentation will be by Eldon E. Geisert, PhD. He will share research surrounding central cornea thickness in mice and how it relates to humans and their risk for glaucoma. The research by Dr. Geisert and others received extensive coverage in February 2018 by Science News, EyeWire, The Ophthalmologist, and other media outlets.

Forty faculty and research scientists from Emory Eye Center and the Atlanta Vision Research Community (AVRC) consortium will present scientific posters and research papers throughout the week. Their work addresses a wide range of ophthalmology topics, from how chromatic light can affect lens-induced myopia (nearsightedness) in mice to treatment modalities and visual outcomes in retinal vasculitis, to genetic modulation in optic nerve regeneration in mice.

ARVO is the largest and most respected eye and vision research organization in the world, with a membership comprised of nearly 12,000 researchers from more than 75 countries. The annual meeting is a time to share discoveries that might lead to treatments for those with eye disorders or diseases.


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From its inception in 1964, Emory Eye Center’s scientific research laboratory has been home to award-winning scientists who dedicate their lives to understanding catastrophic eye diseases that affect people worldwide. Their scientific discoveries have significantly contributed to treatments for patients with conditions such as eye cancer, hereditary cataracts, diabetic retinopathy, age-related macular degeneration, idiopathic intracranial hypertension, and more.  


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