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2016


ACHM AO Image
August 2, 2016

MCW researchers lead imaging study of patients with genetic color vision disorder in advance of AGTC gene therapy clinical trials

The initial results of the imaging study, which appear in the August issue of Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science, show that high-resolution adaptive optics imaging could help physicians determine the potential effectiveness of these new gene therapies on various patients.

Emily Patterson, PhD, discusses her poster on research day
July 1, 2016

Vision science on display at 2016 Ophthalmology Research Day

Members of the ophthalmology departments from MCW and UW-Madison were treated to presentations by department fellows and two poster sessions highlighting the work of PhD students, postdocs and staff from both institutions. The research covered topics in visual acuity, retina disease, glaucoma, eyelid trauma, color vision, cataract surgery and ocular imaging.

FFB VisionWalk, Kimberely Stepien, MD, Iris Kassem, MD, PhD and her son and Thomas Connor, MD
June 6, 2016

Eye Institute "Optic Nerds" participate in successful VisionWalk

Eye Institute representatives including many AOIP members combined to form the largest group participating in the annual FFB VisionWalk on Milwaukee's Lakefront. Kimberly Stepien, MD, VisionWalk medical chair, and her family participated in the 3.2 mile walk which raises funds for vision research.

color vision glasses from O2Amp
May 16, 2016

MCW researchers find “color-correcting glasses” don’t live up to the hype

Summer research student Rebecca Mastey, under the direction of Emily Patterson, PhD, tested genetically confirmed red-green CVD men and gave them the Color Assessment and Diagnosis test with and without the color-correcting glasses. The results were presented in a poster May 1, 2016, at the annual meeting of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology in Seattle.

visionwalk2016
April 26, 2016

Join the Eye Institute at Wisconsin VisionWalk 2016

Wisconsin VisionWalk is a great way to show support for the Eye Institute’s patients and the community, have some fun with our colleagues and their families, raise funds to support vision research and get a little exercise.

arvo2016
March 24, 2016

AOIP members and collaborators prepare for ARVO 2016

Vision researchers from around the world gather at this conference every spring to share current research and learn from others.  Members of the AOIP will be in Seattle, WA, April 30-May 5. View the detailed schedule of our papers and posters.

AHW award
January 11, 2016

Grant award aims to help improve vision health for Wisconsin’s children

Deborah Costakos, MD, MS, and community partner Prevent Blindness Wisconsin are recipients of an MCW Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment award. The partners will develop and conduct vision screenings in multiple settings, including nine Milwaukee Public Schools. They aim to increase awareness of eye health and thus improve children’s vision health access and outcomes in the long-term.

2015


Ireland's Fighting Blindness new board member, Joe Carroll
December 21, 2015

Joseph Carroll, PhD, appointed to advisory board for Ireland's Fighting Blindness

Fighting Blindness is an Irish, patient-led organization that funds research for the treatment and cure of vision loss.  The Medical and Scientific Advisory Board (MSAB) advises the directors of Fighting Blindness by appraising new grant applications and monitoring programs for the organization.  Dr. Carroll and the other board members will offer recommendations regarding research policies and strategic plans.

Alfredo Dubra, PhD
September 24, 2015

Alfredo Dubra, PhD, appears in MCW Hispanic Heritage Month video

Dr. Dubra, a native of Uruguay, discusses his research, the personal reasons behind his career choice, and what he would like his professional legacy to be.

Chris Langlo, Joseph Carroll, Emily Patterson
September 11, 2015

Chris Langlo wins ICVS award for best trainee presentation

Chris' presentation entitled “Longitudinal measurement of cone density in congenital achromatopsia” earned the top trainee award as well as a monetary prize.  Pictured left Chris Langlo, Joseph Carroll, PhD, and Emily Patterson, BSc, PhD

mirror
September 11, 2015

AOIP members share their recent achievements in the AOIP Mirror


NOAH mini conference August 1
September 3, 2015

AOIP and National Organization for Albinism and Hypopigmentation (NOAH) co-host a mini-conference for albinism at MCW

The Medical College of Wisconsin hosted a NOAH mini conference on August 1, 2015 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  Attendees  heard from experts in albinism, including Dr. Brian Brooks from the National Institutes of Health, Dr. Murray Brilliant from Marshfield Clinic, and Dr. Gail Summers from the University of Minnesota.

Ben Liu
August 3, 2015

Medical student Ben Liu inducted into GHHS-MCW chapter

MCW inducted 32 medical students into the Gold Humanism Honor Society (GHHS) in a July ceremony.  Ben and fellow inductees were recognized for demonstrating humanistic attributes within the field of medicine.

AOIP Summer Medical Students
July 16, 2015

Students join AOIP for summer research programs

Research grants contribute to learning opportunities for these students. Projects vary from engineering AOSLO parts to characterizing normal blood vessel density in the retina.

2015 Garland W. Clay Award
July 8, 2015

AOIP paper receives 2015 Garland W. Clay Award

The paper “Adaptive Optics Retinal Imaging: Emerging Clinical Applications,” was awarded the 2015 Garland W. Clay Award by the American Academy of Optometry. This award is presented to the author or authors of the manuscript published in Optometry and Vision Science that has been most widely cited in the world of scientific literature in the preceding five years. Authors of this paper were former AOIP members: Pooja Godara and Adam M. Dubis, AOIP collaborators: Austin Roorda, and Jacque L. Duncan, and AOIP co-director: Joseph Carroll.

Ben Sadjak, PhD student
July 2, 2015

Ben Sajdak, MCW graduate student, featured in UW-Oshkosh alumni news

Ben's undergraduate education and research conducted at UW-Oshkosh focused his interest in vision research.  Pursuing his PhD in the Neuroscience Doctoral Program within the AOIP, Ben applies his biology background towards the search for biomarkers in neurodegenerative diseases such as glaucoma and Alzheimer’s disease. He is also at the forefront of expanding the use of adaptive optics at MCW to study retinal metabolic changes during hibernation.

Split detector image of cone inner segments
June 2, 2015

AOIP paper among the top 10 most-read 2014 IOVS articles

The first publication of cone photoreceptor inner segment images in the living retina gained the attention of many IOVS readers.  The AOIP imaging research team contributed to new understanding and visualization of the photoreceptors through the split-detector technique.

Alfredo Dubra, PhD
May 18, 2015

Alfredo Dubra, PhD, to expand in-vivo retinal imaging capabilities

Alfredo Dubra, PhD, has been awarded a five year R01 grant from the National Eye Institute to develop core technology for non-invasive retinal imaging at the microscopic scale using multiple wavelengths of light.

April 17, 2015

“Star Pupils” to walk in FFB VisionWalk, Sunday May 17

In our fifth year of participation, the Eye Institute is very proud to be a sponsor and participate as a team in the VisionWalk.

April 3, 2015

AOIP members share their current research at ARVO's annual meeting

Annual vision science conference highlights research collaborations around the world. View the detailed schedule of AOIP posters and presentations here.

Colorful flowers
April 2, 2015

Partnership pushes efforts to cure achromatopsia forward

Collaboration of researchers, patients, and funding agencies sets the stage for gene therapy trial to treat achromatopsia in humans.

David Kay working in the AOIP
March 26, 2015

Three MCW medical students match in ophthalmology residency programs

Students cite the strength of the MCW medical education program, including research opportunities in the AOIP, as an important contribution to their successful residency matches in ophthalmology.

Judy Kim, MD
March 4, 2015

Judy Kim, MD, named vice chair of DRCR.net

Dr. Kim began her three year term as Vice Chair of the Diabetic Retinopathy Clinical Research network in January.
Supported by her colleagues at the Eye Institute, Dr. Kim has been the principal investigator of DRCR.net trials for MCW since 2002.

Ocular Albinism Fundus Image
January 12, 2015

Vision scientists to explore causes of vision loss in albinism

The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) has received a four-year, $2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Eye Institute to study the specific parts of the visual system responsible for vision loss in albinism.

2014


Alfredo Dubra, PhD
November 2014

AOIP researchers to develop adaptive optics retinal imaging tool for National Eye Institute

Alfredo Dubra, PhD, and Joseph Carroll, PhD, will assist Johnny Tam, PhD, of the National Eye Institute (NEI) in development of an Adaptive Optics Scanning Light Ophthalmoscope used to accelerate the testing and treatment of eye diseases.

Judy Kim, MD, telemedicine project
November 2014

Judy E. Kim, MD, and medical students highlight a new telemedicine program in Milwaukee

Telemedicine to Improve Eye Health among Latinos (TIEHL) is featured in this video including MCW medical students, Matt Braza and Nathan Mathews.

Edward Randerson
October 2014

Medical student receives award for AOIP summer research project

Poster contest winners MCW Edward Randerson, M2 summer research fellow, presented his poster, In Vivo AOSLO Imaging of Retinal Detachment Associated Pathology, at the annual Medical Student Research Day Poster Session at MCW.  His presentation placed among the top 10 candidate posters for which he received a $500 prize.  Pictured with the other winners, Edward is located in the back row, 2nd from the right.

Achromatopsia, color merged confocal and split-detector photoreceptor mosaic image
September 26, 2014

Vision research benefits from adaptive optics imaging with new technique

Foundation Fighting Blindness highlights an AOIP developed technique called split-detection AOSLO in a recent online article. The technique provides high-contrast imaging of microscopic retinal structures previously unseen in vivo, such as the photoreceptor inner segment mosaic.

mirror
August 29, 2014

AOIP members share their recent achievements in the AOIP Mirror

Faculty, staff and students share the results of a year of dedication and hard work in the AOIP.

3-D printer
August 29, 2014

AOIP increases research capability with 3D printing

AOIP recently acquired a 3D printer used to print parts for adaptive optics instruments. Alfredo Dubra, PhD, discusses what this technology brings to the program's development.

Alfredo Dubra, PhD, and Jonathon Young
July 7, 2014

Jonathon Young receives a Summer Student Fellowship from Fight For Sight

Adaptive optics ophthalmoscopy provides a safe, non-invasive way to take images of individual capillaries and blood vessels in the human eye. Jon's project aims to enhance the quality of these images by optimizing the split-detection geometry, which will improve our ability to detect vascular pathology. This will provide new opportunities to diagnose and treat diabetic retinopathy sooner, and more effectively follow a patient's response to treatment.

Judy E. Kim, MD
June 12, 2014

Dr. Judy Kim inducted into American Ophthalmological Society

The AOS is limited to 275 active members and has included most of the notable luminaries in ophthalmology over the years.

Joseph Carroll, PhD
May 19, 2014

UW-Green Bay graduate, Joseph Carroll, PhD, delivered the 2014 commencement address at his alma mater

Dr. Carroll addressed approximately 5,000 people at the Kress Events Center, UW-Green Bay on Saturday, May 17th. Photo courtesy of UW-Green Bay.

AOIP@ARVO 2014
May 12, 2014

Foundation Fighting Blindness Wisconsin VisionWalk 2014

On Sunday, May 18, 2014, the Eye Institute "Count Maculas" will be participating in the 6th annual Foundation Fighting Blindness (FFB) Wisconsin VisionWalk on Milwaukee's Lakefront.

AOIP@ARVO 2014
April 4, 2014

AOIP@ARVO/ISIE Imaging Conference 2014

World wide collaborations presented at the ARVO 2014 annual meeting.  View the detailed schedule of AOIP events here.

Alfredo Dubra, PhD and Thomas B. Connor, MD
February 25, 2014

Pioneering eye care benefits generations

AOIP members, Alfredo Dubra, PhD, and Thomas B. Connor, MD, describe sight saving laser eye surgery for diabetic retinopathy.

Jonesblog
January 12, 2014

Byran Jones, PhD, visits AOIP and blogs about it.

Dr. Jones' current and future thoughts on adaptive optics are the topic of this blog highlighted by his visit to AOIP.

Joe Carroll named to Top 40 Under 40
January 9, 2014

Drs. Joseph Carroll and David Dimmock Named to "40 Under 40" List

Milwaukee Business Journal's annual list recognizing young professionals includes AOIP's Joseph Carroll, PhD.

2013


Image replublished from Pinhas et al., Biomedical Optics Express.  See the paper on our publications page.
October 29, 2013

Fluorescein angiography and adaptive optics together reveal fine details of retinal blood vessels

AOIP co-director, Alfredo Dubra, PhD, and collaborators discuss emerging retinal imaging techniques in a National Eye Institute news brief.

Joseph Carroll, PhD
October 24, 2013

MCW Board of Trustees approves endowed faculty chair

Joseph Carroll, PhD, was awarded the Richard O. Schultz, MD/Ruth Works Professorship in Ophthalmology.

 Joe Carroll appointed to IOVS Editorial Board
October 14, 2013

Joseph Carroll, PhD, appointed to Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science editorial board

As an editorial board member, Dr. Carroll will edit manuscripts, choose reviewers, evaluate reviews, and make recommendations to the editor.

Dr. Costakos and Dr. Carroll
October 11, 2013

Researchers strive to save sight of preemies

AOIP faculty members, Deborah M. Costakos, MD, MS and Joseph Carroll, PhD, collaborate to detect changes in the retina that may signal retinopathy of prematurity, a blinding disease in infants.

Adaptive Optics @ UCL
August 15, 2013

AOIP builds adaptive optics scanning ophthalmoscope at University College London

The recent installation brings cutting edge high-resolution ocular imaging technology to UCL and Moorfields Eye Hospital.

mirror
August 6, 2013

AOIP members share their recent achievements in the AOIP Mirror

AOIP faculty and staff continue to serve prominent roles in the medical community. A recent example, Jonathan Skarie, MD, received the Jessica S. Lin Award for Clinical Excellence by a Resident Physician.

Judy E. Kim, MD
June 11, 2013

Estate gift from former patient funds diabetic retinopathy, other vision research at MCW

Dr. Judy E. Kim's research initiatives include innovative treatments, advanced imaging and improved screening.

Kimberly E. Stepien, MD and Joseph Carroll, PhD
June 6, 2013

AOIP featured on NPR's Lake Effect

Listen to the podcast of Mitch Teich's interview with Joseph Carroll, PhD.

Joseph Carroll, PhD and Alfredo Dubra, PhD
June 4, 2013

Catherine and Walter Lindsay Fund grant supports collaborative eye imaging program

A charitable fund with a history of helping the visually impaired is providing $100,000 to the AOIP.

Eye Institute's Globe Trotters
May 19, 2013

Foundation Fighting Blindness Vision Walk - Milwaukee

The Eye Institute "Globe Trotters" participated in the Foundation Fighting Blindness (FFB) 5th annual VisionWalk on Milwaukee's Lakefront.

AOIP@ARVO2013
May 4-9, 2013

AOIP @ ARVO/ISIE Imaging Conference - Seattle, WA

The AOIP had a strong 2013 presence at the ISIE and ARVO meetings.  View the detailed schedule of AOIP abstracts here.

Alfredo Dubra, PhD with an Ophthalmic Adaptive Optics system
April 18, 2013

Glaucoma Research Foundation renews support for Alfredo Dubra, PhD, and the Catalyst for a Cure team.

Four ophthalmic research programs collaborate in efforts to identify novel biomarkers for glaucoma. 
Catalyst for a Cure (website)

2012


Joseph Carroll, PhD
October 25, 2012

Peters Foundation renews support of AOIP

The R.D. and Linda Peters Foundation has long supported innovation at the Medical College of Wisconsin Eye Institute. Its latest gift of $50,000 to the Advanced Ocular Imaging Program is no exception.

fluorescence angiography
October 12, 2012

Fluorescence angiography AOSLO imaging demonstrated at NYEEI

Funding from the Marrus Family Foundation allowed the AOIP to develop an adaptive optics scanning light ophthalmoscope capable of fluorescence angiography in the lab of Dr. Richard Rosen.

Nate Mathews
October 4, 2012

Nathan Mathews wins MCW poster award

AOIP medical student, Nathan Mathews, was one of 8 winners of the 2012 Dr. Michael J. Dunn poster award presented for his work as part of the Medical Student Summer Research Program.  Nathan did his summer research in the AOIP under the guidance of Dr. Judy Kim.

David Williams
September 14, 2012

Champalimaud Award given to David Williams, PhD

Post-doctoral mentor of both Alfredo Dubra, PhD, and Joseph Carroll, PhD, wins the António Champalimaud Vision Award for major breakthroughs in vision science.

Alfredo, Drew, Mara
September 1, 2012

AOIP welcomes new members

2012 saw the recruitment of a number of new members to the AOIP.

Alfredo Dubra
July 30, 2012

Adaptive Optics revolutionizes ocular imaging

Joseph Carroll, PhD, and Alfredo Dubra, PhD explain how they are using an advanced technology to take extremely detailed images of the retina.

National Eye Institute
July 23, 2012

The Medical College of Wisconsin receives $2.9 million core grant for vision research

This five–year, $2.9 million dollar grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Eye Institute marks the 35th consecutive year of funding in support of the vision research programs at the Medical College of Wisconsin Eye.

Grant award
July 9, 2012

Researchers to study causes and treatments of blindness

The Medical College of Wisconsin received a grant of $110,000 from Research to Prevent Blindness (RPB) to support research on the causes, treatment, and prevention of blinding diseases.

Photoreceptors
June 11, 2012

Alfredo Dubra, PhD, receives Research to Prevent Blindness & Glaucoma Research Foundation funding

AOIP co-director, Alfredo Dubra, PhD, received a $600,000 Catalyst for a Cure grant from the Glaucoma Research Foundation and a $250,000 Career Development Award from Research to Prevent Blindness.

MCW Outstanding Medical Student Teacher Award
June 1, 2012

Joseph Carroll, PhD, recognized as an outstanding medical student teacher

Recommended by MCW students and voted on by the College’s Curriculum and Evaluation Committee, Joseph Carroll was recognized for his excellence in teaching during the 2011-2012 academic year.

Sound of Color
May 1, 2012

The sound of color

Joseph Carroll, PhD, discusses new gene therapies and other treatments to restore visual function with his comments in The Scientist.

Stargardt's Syndrome Autofluorescence
April 1, 2012

Mara Goldberg wins award for ophthalmic photography

AOIP biomedical photographer, Mara Goldberg, was a 1st place winner at the Ophthalmic Photographers' Society 2012 ophthalmic photography exhibit for her "Stargardt's Syndrome Autofluorescence" photo.

Alcon Research Institute
February 1, 2012

Joseph Carroll, PhD, receives Alcon Research Institute Young Investigator Award

AOIP co-Director, Joseph Carroll, PhD, has been named one of eight individuals to receive the Alcon Research Institute Young Investigator Award.  This prestigious award is intended to encourage and promote the early career development of clinicians and scientists entering research in vision and ophthalmology.

2011


Joseph Carroll, PhD
September 1, 2011

MCW’s alumni news magazine features Joseph Carroll, PhD

Joseph Carroll, PhD, describes adaptive optics and highlights the clinical utility of the technology.

Rod Photoreceptors
August 1, 2011

Historic first images of rod photoreceptors

Joseph Carroll, PhD, and Alfredo Dubra, PhD explain how they are using an advanced technology to take extremely detailed images of the retina.

2010


Rainbow
November 6, 2010

AOIP hosts "Advances in Ocular Imaging" meeting

Clinicians and vision scientists from around the country descended on Milwaukee, WI to hear about the latest advances in ocular imaging.

 

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