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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.

Dr. Salim discusses glaucoma signs and treatment options

Sept. 13 - A disease that damages your optic nerve, glaucoma is a leading cause of blindness for people over 60 years old. But through early detection and treatment, specialists like Dr. Sarwat Salim can prevent serious vision loss. M Magazine

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.

MCW researchers lead imaging study of patients with genetic color vision disorder

Aug. 2 - Motivated by an upcoming gene therapy trial sponsored by Applied Genetic Technologies Corporation (AGTC), researchers with the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) Advanced Ocular Imaging Program (AOIP) have undertaken leadership in a multicenter natural history study to analyze the structure of the eye’s color-detecting cone cells in patients with a genetic color vision disorder. The initial results, which appear in the current 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.


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Eye Institute 40th Anniversary Scientific Symposium

10-01-20167:45 AM  - 2:30 PMMCW Health Research Center Auditorium

Eye Institute Grand Rounds "New Ideas in Glaucoma" Oct. 5

10-05-20167:00 AM  - 8:00 AMThe Eye Institute Lower Level Conference RoomView Attachment

Vision Science Distinguished Lecture Series "Genetic, Cell-Based and Electronic Treatments for Retinal Disease" Oct. 17

10-17-201612:00 PM  - 1:00 PMEye Institute, lower level conference room

Vision Science Distinguished Lecture Series "Ganglion Cell Dysfunction in Retinal Disease" Oct. 25

10-25-201612:00 PM  - 1:00 PMEye Institute, lower level conference room


Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month: Judy E. Kim, MD

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The NEI Audacious Goals Initiative: Developing Next-Generation Tools for Imaging the Eye

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