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Dr. Walsh selected fellow of the North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society

Dec. 2 - Ryan D. Walsh, MD, assistant professor of ophthalmology & visual sciences, has been inducted as a fellow of the North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society, the largest international organization of such professionals.

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.

Dr. Damarjian provides guidelines for children’s screen time

Nov. 1 - Tina G. Damarjian, MD, pediatric ophthalmologist, joined TMJ4’s “Live at Noon” to discuss screen time and vision, including the 20-20-20 rule adults and children alike should aim for. TMJ4

Dr. Heuer highlights advances in vision care as Eye Institute celebrates 40th anniversary

Oct. 25 - Dr. Dale Heuer provides insight into advancements in vision care, particularly to treat glaucoma, as he and his colleagues celebrate the Eye Institute’s 40th anniversary. WTMJ Radio

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.

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.

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 www.wmse.org. 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.

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.

Graduating ophthalmology residents and fellows reflect on their time at MCW

July 5 - Before they hung up their white coats and turned in their badges, MCW's GME ophthalmology graduates reflected on their time in Wisconsin.

Vision science on display at 2016 Ophthalmology Research Day

June 29 - Wisconsin’s future ophthalmologists and vision scientists gathered at MCW on June 17 to share highlights from their studies for Ophthalmology Research Day.

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.

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 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. 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.

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