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Dr. Sheth elected to leadership role in American Board of Ophthalmology

Nov. 13 - Bhavna P. Sheth, MD, MBA, professor of ophthalmology & visual sciences, has been elected to serve as the 2018 vice chair and the 2019 chair of the American Board of Ophthalmology.

Ophthalmology postdoc named ARVO At-large Member-in-Training Trustee

Oct. 9 - Emily J. Patterson, PhD, AOIP postdoctoral fellow, will serve for two years on the ARVO Board of Trustees as the next At-Large Member-in-Training Trustee starting this November.

Eye Institute staff and friends enjoy safe eclipse views

Aug. 22 - Armed with safe eclipse glasses to share, Eye Institute physicians and staff gathered outside to observe the August 21 partial solar eclipse visible from Milwaukee.

Eye Institute doctors share tips for safe eclipse viewing

Aug. 19 - Faculty are emphasizing to Milwaukee media that it is never safe to look directly at the sun, even during a partial solar eclipse, without proper protective eye wear.

Dr. Kenneth Simons elected treasurer of National Resident Matching Program Board of Directors

Aug. 3 - Kenneth B. Simons, MD, MCW senior associate dean for graduate medical education and accreditation as well as professor of ophthalmology and pathology, was elected treasurer of the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) Board of Directors at its most recent Board of Directors meeting

2017 Ophthalmology Research Day Caps Third-Year Residents' Time at MCW

July 14 - Future ophthalmologists and vision scientists gathered at the University of Wisconsin June 16 to share highlights from their studies for Ophthalmology Research Day.

Dr. Dennis Han recognized with the American Academy of Ophthalmology Life Achievement Honor Award

July 3 - Dennis P. Han, MD, Jack A. and Elaine D. Professor of Ophthalmology, has earned the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) Life Achievement Honor Award for his career-long commitment to “advancing the profession and positively impacting patients’ eye health,” according to the AAO.

Eye Institute "Jed-Eyes" show a strong force at Wisconsin VisionWalk

May 24 - Nearly 100 Eye Institute faculty, staff, family and friends participated in the 9th annual Wisconsin VisionWalk to support Foundation Fighting Blindness.

Dr. Weinberg comments on recent "stem cell therapy" controversy

May 8 - Three patients were left legally blind after receiving treatment at a loosely regulated stem-cell clinic. Could the outcome have been foreseen? Probably, according to David V. Weinberg, MD.

Dr. Kenneth Simons elected to Federation of State Medical Boards

May 10 - Kenneth B. Simons, MD, MCW senior associate dean for graduate medical education and accreditation, executive director and designated institutional official of MCWAH, Inc., and chair of the State of Wisconsin’s Medical Examining Board, has been elected to a three-year term on the Federation of State Medical Boards.

Eye Institute sponsors Wisconsin VisionWalk 2017

May 5 - The Eye Institute will proudly support the Foundation Fighting Blindness (FFB) by sponsoring and participating in the 2017 FFB VisionWalk.

MCW Vision Research at ARVO 2017

April 1 - Check out the full schedule of MCW's participation at the 2017 Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) annual meeting.

Dr. Kenneth Simons elected chair of international ACGME Surgical/Hospital-Based Review Committee

Feb. 8 - Kenneth B. Simons, MD, MCW senior associate dean for graduate medical education and accreditation as well as professor of ophthalmology and pathology, has been elected chair of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education International (ACGME-I) Surgical/Hospital-Based Review Committee.

Thinking “Outside the Clinic”

Jan. 26 - After conducting a community needs assessment, Judy E. Kim, MD, MCW professor of ophthalmology, and Militza Bonet-Vasquez, health research coordinator for the United Community Center (UCC) in Milwaukee, saw an opportunity to use distance-based medicine as a strategy to provide both eye health screening and education about diabetes and its connection to vision loss.

Dr. Judy Kim named to American Academy of Ophthalmology retina group

Jan. 16 - Judy E. Kim, MD, professor of ophthalmology, has been selected to serve on the American Academy of Ophthalmology Retina Subspecialty Day Planning Group.

Dr. Harris named president of American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Gerald Harris, MD, chief of orbital and ophthalmic plastic surgery at the MCW Eye Institute, has become president of a society dedicated to that subspecialty.

Make a resolution for healthy vision during Glaucoma Awareness Month

Jan. 4 - As you plan for a healthier new year, why not add this sight-saving exercise to your list of resolutions: Get a comprehensive dilated eye exam. It’s the only way to find out for sure whether you have glaucoma, one of the leading causes of blindness in America.

Eye Institute celebrates 40 years

Jan. 11 - When Richard O. Schultz, MD, arrived at the Marquette University School of Medicine as the chair of the newly established department of ophthalmology, he needed to bring together the vision care team – not just figuratively, but literally. The department needed a single home, and Dr. Schultz found a group to support his vision: Research to Prevent Blindness (RPB). RPB had conducted the first comprehensive assessment of vision research in the US; one conclusion was the need to support the development of comprehensive eye centers around the country that would bring together all aspects of vision care under one roof.

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

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