Eye Institute News
Joseph Besharse, PhD, FARVO, will retire from his role as Marjorie & Joseph Heil Professor in Ophthalmology and Research Director of the Froedtert and MCW Eye Institute effective June 30, 2020.
Dr. Gerald J. Harris gave the Jack Rootman Lectureship in Orbital Disease at the UCLA Orbital Center Master’s Symposium & Dissection Workshop at UCLA Stein Eye Institute.
The Department of Ophthalmology recently hosted a Bench to Bedside event for Medical College of Wisconsin students.
The FDA approved TEPEZZA™ for the treatment of thyroid eye disease (TED) in adults. Medical College of Wisconsin researchers in the Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences participated in both clinical trials leading to the drug’s approval.
Kenneth B. Simons, MD, has been re-elected chair of the State of Wisconsin Medical Examining Board.
Ross F. Collery, PhD, Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences Assistant Professor of Cell Biology, Neurobiology and Anatomy, has been awarded a grant from the E. Matilda Ziegler Foundation for the Blind, Inc.
Effective January 1, 2020, Deborah M. Costakos, MD, MS will serve as Chair and Professor of the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences for the Medical College of Wisconsin.
MCW researchers recently published a study that demonstrates that a vast majority of studies involving OCTA are using inaccurate data due to not accounting for individual differences in eye size.
Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences Supports Vision Forward's Annual Dining in the Dark Dinner
On Sunday, November 3, representatives from the department showed their support for the Vision Forward Association.
Judy E. Kim, MD, professor of ophthalmology, recognized by the American Academy of Ophthalmology’s Women in Ophthalmology (WIO).
Approval of Beovu® was based on findings from the Phase III HAWK and HARRIER clinical trials. The Medical College of Wisconsin participated in the HAWK study, enrolling 5 local participants.
Judy E. Kim, MD, professor of ophthalmology, was inducted as an Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) Silver Fellow at the annual meeting in May.
Dr. Carroll and and Dr. Melissa Skala, an investigator for Morgridge Institute for Research, will discuss their collaboration to better understand the structure and function of the human visual system.
In collaboration with Dr Ron Gregg, Study leader and Professor of Biochemistry at the University of Louisville, OGTL researchers helped explore the synaptic connectivity between rod photoreceptors and depolarizing bipolar cells.
Many Eye Institute faculty, staff, family and friends gathered at Veterans Parks on Sunday, May 19, to participate in the Foundation Fighting Blindness (FFB) Wisconsin VisionWalk.
The Spring 2019 newsletter story, Imaging Living Cone Photoreceptors, highlights the collaborative work associated with the recent NEI U24 grant awarded to Joe Carroll, PhD, and Jacque Duncan, MD, of UCSF.
Emily Patterson, PhD, won the MIT Outstanding Poster Award at ARVO (Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology) 2019 Annual Meeting in Vancouver.
Dr. Lipinski has been invited to serve a three-year term (05/2019 – 05/2022) as a member of the Viral Gene Transfer Vectors Committee of the America Society of Gene and Cell Therapy (ASGCT).
Judy Kim, MD, professor of ophthalmology, was elected by the members of the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) to serve as an at-large member of the AAO Board of Trustees.
Dr. Deborah Costakos succeeds John S. Rhee, MD, MPH, John C. Koss Professor and Chair of the Department of Otolaryngology and Communication Sciences, who has served as Interim Chair of the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences since December 1, 2018, following the retirement of Dale Heuer, MD, as Chair.
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