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Sight-saving mission to India opens MCW physicians’ eyes

June 21 - When MCW traveled to India for a weeklong free eye clinic in January, they never could have predicted the impact the experience would have on them.

Eye Institute "Optic Nerds" participate in successful VisionWalk

May 31 - See photos from the Eye Institute Optic Nerds' successful participation in the 8th annual Foundation Fighting Blindness Wisconsin VisionWalk.

Five ways to make your eye health a priority during Healthy Vision Month

May 19 - During Healthy Vision Month, the National Eye Institute and the MCW Eye Institute encourage everyone to take important steps to protect their sight.

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

May 16 - In the first controlled study of glasses marketed to allow those with colorblindness to better perceive color, Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) vision researchers have found that the glasses do not improve color discrimination for people with red-green color vision deficiency.

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.

MCW’s Joseph C. Besharse, PhD, receives ARVO Proctor Medal for lifetime achievement in vision research

May 4 - Joseph C. Besharse, PhD, FARVO, Marvin Wagner Professor and Chair of Cell Biology, Neurobiology & Anatomy, Marjorie and Joseph Heil Professor of Ophthalmology, and director of research at the Eye Institute, received the Proctor Medal from the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) during its annual meeting that ran from May 1-5 in Seattle.

MCW’s presence at ARVO 2016 highlighted by Dr. Besharse’s Proctor Medal lecture

April 27 - At the 2016 annual meeting of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) May 1-5, MCW's research will be highlighted in 40 posters and presentations and capped off by the Proctor Medal lecture, given by Joseph C. Besharse, PhD, FARVO.

MCW Vision Research at ARVO 2016

April 18 - Check out the full schedule of MCW's participation at the 2016 Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) annual meeting.

Dr. Dubra and Colleagues Identify Early Warning Signs for Glaucoma

Feb. 9 - The study of biomarkers for glaucoma is pointing to promising avenues for new treatments. Ophthalmology Times

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.

Dr. Hong and colleagues help treat rare sinus and orbit condition

Jan. 20 - A Colgate, Wisconsin, woman received treatment from Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin physicians for a rare condition called silent sinus syndrome that was causing her double vision. Part of her treatment included a specialized orbital and neuro-ophthalmic evaluation by Sang H. Hong, MD, assistant professor of ophthalmology at the Eye Institute, to help determine the best treatment option. Froedtert Today

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.

MCW’s Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin 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.

MCW professor appointed to advisory board for Ireland’s Fighting Blindness organization

Dec. 18 - Joseph Carroll, PhD, the Richard Schultz, MD/Ruth Works Professor in Ophthalmology, professor of ophthalmology, biophysics and cell biology, neurobiology and anatomy, and co-director of the Advanced Ocular Imaging Program at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW), has been selected to join the Medical and Scientific Advisory Board (MSAB) for Fighting Blindness. Fighting Blindness is an Irish, patient-led organization that funds research for the treatment and cure of vision loss.

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.

MCW Collaborates on Study that Finds Parkinson’s Disease Helps Prevent Progression of Macular Degen

Nov. 16 - Researchers at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW), in collaboration with the University of Arizona, the University of Miami, and Marshfield Clinic, have found that a drug used to treat Parkinson’s disease helps to delay or prevent the progression of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the most common form of blindness among older Americans. Lake Country Now, Health News Digest, Arizona Daily Star, and Medical Xpress

MCW collaborates in the investigation of age-related macular degeneration prevention

Nov. 10 - Researchers at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW), in collaboration with the University of Arizona, the University of Miami, and Marshfield Clinic, have found that a drug used to treat Parkinson’s disease helps to delay or prevent the progression of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the most common form of blindness among older Americans.

MCW collaborates in the investigation of age-related macular degeneration prevention

Nov. 10 - Researchers at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW), in collaboration with the University of Arizona, the University of Miami, and Marshfield Clinic, have found that a drug used to treat Parkinson’s disease helps to delay or prevent the progression of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the most common form of blindness among older Americans.

Three MCW leaders receive Distinguished Service Awards

Nov. 2 - The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) honored three faculty and staff members with Distinguished Service Awards, MCW’s highest faculty and staff honor, at its convocation ceremony on October 6, 2015 at MCW.

Teleophthalmology aims to improve eye health among latinos

Oct. 7 - Ophthalmology Today reports on a telemedicine eye-health-screening program run by an academic-community partnership has improved access to care among the Latino population of Milwaukee. Ophthalmology Times

Hispanic Heritage Month video vignette – Dr. Alfredo Dubra

Sept. 23 - In honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15, the Medical College of Wisconsin has created a series of video vignettes and stories that will be posted on InfoScope. The vignettes highlight some of the Hispanic and Latino members of the MCW community and the contributions they have made to our institution and our community. The stories highlight MCW programs that improve the health of underserved populations (including Hispanic and Latino), offer these populations improved access to health care and education, and reduce health disparities.

Dr. Judy Kim receives Senior Honor Award from American Society of Retina Specialists

Sept. 4 - Judy E. Kim, MD, Professor of Ophthalmology, was presented with the Senior Honor Award at the 2015 annual meeting of the American Society of Retina Specialists (ASRS) held in Vienna.

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