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6 things you should know about diabetic eye disease

Nov. 21 - Did you know that diabetes can cause eye disease? If left untreated, it can cause vision loss or even blindness. To help you keep your vision healthy, here are six things the Medical College of Wisconsin Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences and the National Eye Institute (NEI) would like you to know about diabetic eye disease.

Two MCW researchers participate in Emerging Vision Scientists Program

Oct. 5 - On Sept. 14-15, two Medical College of Wisconsin vision scientists traveled to Washington, D.C., to share their research with policymakers on Capitol Hill as part of the Alliance for Eye and Vision Research’s (AEVR) second annual Emerging Vision Scientists Program.

CTSI Discovery Radio show to highlight Eye Institute’s 40th anniversary

Sept. 13 - The next CTSI Discovery Radio show airs this Friday, Sept. 16, at 12 p.m. The 30-minute program is broadcast the third Friday of every month on WMSE 91.7 FM or streaming audio at Following its airing, the show may be listened to via the CTSI website.

4 tips for seeing a successful school year during Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month

Aug. 18 - Now that State Fair is over and Labor Day is just a few weeks away, Wisconsin parents are turning their attention to a new school year. While shopping for back-to-school supplies and new clothes for their kids are at the top of adults’ to-do list, the pediatric specialists of the Medical College of Wisconsin Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences, in conjunction with the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), are reminding parents not to neglect one of the most important tools for academic success: their children’s eyes.

Diabetes care providers invited to attend July 21 NIH webinar on diabetic retinopathy

July 15 - On July 21 at 1 p.m. CDT, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) National Eye Institute (NEI) and its National Eye Health Education Program is hosting a free webinar to share information on the latest treatment options for diabetic retinopathy and the importance of early detection.

MCW researcher looks to the eye to understand how the body ticks

July 6 - Joseph C. Besharse, PhD, recaps his pioneering research on the body’s ocular clocks and the effects they have on various eye diseases.

Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month 2016 – Interview with Dr. Judy E. Kim

May 12 - In honor of Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month, the Medical College of Wisconsin has created a series of video vignettes and stories that will be posted on InfoScope during the month of May. In today’s video, Judy E. Kim, MD, professor of ophthalmology and visual sciences, discusses her research, the responsibility she feels as a Korean-American in medicine, and what she has learned from her travels around the world.

Eye Institute proudly supports Wisconsin VisionWalk 2016

May 9 - For the sixth year in a row, the Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Eye Institute will proudly support the Foundation Fighting Blindness (FFB) by sponsoring and participating in the FFB VisionWalk. This free 5K walk, on Sunday, May 22 in Milwaukee’s Veteran’s Park, is the signature fundraising event for the foundation and has helped FFB raise more than $39 million to fund sight-saving research since its inception in 2006.

Dr. Judy Kim discusses the value of ultra-wide-field imaging in detecting retina disorders

Feb. 9 - Judy E. Kim, MD, professor of ophthalmology, highlighted the impact of ultra-wide-field imaging on the diagnosis and management of vision disorders during the Retina 2016 meeting in Hilo, Hawaii.

MCW’s AHW Endowment awards more than $200,000 to help improve vision health for Wisconsin children

Jan. 11 - The Medical College of Wisconsin’s (MCW) Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin (AHW) Endowment awarded more than $200,000 over two years to improve vision health for Wisconsin’s children through an integrated system of screening, referral and education across schools and communities.

Prominent vision researcher and former faculty member Dr. Henry Edelhauser dies at age 78

Dec. 14 - Henry F. Edelhauser, PhD, a prominent vision researcher and MCW faculty member in the Departments of Physiology and Ophthalmology from 1966 to 1989, died Dec. 2. He was 78 years old.

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