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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
April 18 - Check out the full schedule of MCW's participation at the 2016 Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) annual meeting.
Feb. 9 - The study of biomarkers for glaucoma is pointing to promising avenues for new treatments. Ophthalmology Times
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
July 21 - Dr. David Friedland (Otolaryngology & Communication Sciences) describes vestibular migraines as one of the most common causes of dizziness. Dr. Friedland heads the Froedtert & MCW Hearing and Balance Center.
July 20 - The Medical College of Wisconsin is hosting a National Organization for Albinism and Hypopigmentation (NOAH) mini conference on Aug. 1. Attendees will have the chance to hear 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.
June 24 - Joseph Carroll, PhD, (Ophthalmology) received a two-year, $500,000 grant from the Edward N. and Della L. Thome Memorial Foundation to develop new strategies to diagnose age-related macular degeneration earlier, utilizing adaptive optics retinal imaging. Wauwatosa Now
June 15 - The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) has received a $500,000, two-year award from the Edward N. and Della L. Thome Memorial Foundation to develop new strategies to diagnose age-related macular degeneration earlier, utilizing adaptive optics retinal imaging.
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