July 16, 2014 | Emory Eye Center Again Places in Top Ranking of U.S. News & World Report
Emory Eye Center has again ranked among the top ophthalmology centers in this country within the prestigious U.S. News & World Report’s guide to America’s top medical institutions. This year, Emory Eye Center placed at #14, up two slots from last year.
June 25, 2014 | Five Eye Center Physicians Named "Top Docs"
(ATLANTA) According to the latest Atlanta magazine "Top Doctors" issue of July 2014, five of Emory Eye Center's physicians are listed among the top doctors in Atlanta, a listing of 347 physicians.
April 28, 2014 | Emory Eye Center and NEI release findings of trial for those with idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH)
For patients with idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH), national study findings released this week show that an inexpensive drug, acetazolamide, improves vision for patients who have mild visual loss when combined with a weight loss plan.
April 15, 2014 | Child Survivors of Eye Cancer to Gather for Emory’s 16th Annual RB Picnic
The sixteenth annual RB Picnic, coordinated by Emory Eye Center, will be held from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, May 10, at Mason Mill Park, 1340 McConnell Dr. in Decatur. This very special event promises a day of fun and celebration for both the young patients and their families who have faced this formerly fatal childhood cancer of the eye called retinoblastoma (RB).
April 9, 2014 | Emory Eye Center director Olsen receives prestigious FFB Visionary Award
Emory Eye Center director Timothy W. Olsen, MD, the F. Phinizy Calhoun Sr. Professor of Ophthalmology, received the prestigious Visionary Award, bestowed by the Foundation Fighting Blindness during its April "For the Love of Sight" event in Washington, D.C.
July 15, 2014 Atlanta Business Chronicle | "Emory No. 1 hospital in Georgia." Emory University Hospital was again ranked the best hospital in Atlanta and in Georgia by U.S. News & World Report.
June 23, 2014 | Ledger-Enquirer, "Telescopic eye surgery restores Columbus woman's sight." Columbus resident Eleanor Strickland, who had an IMT implanted at Emory, is thankful for the operation and her new vision.
June 2014 | "News in Review," EyeNet (American Academy of Ophthalmology), "Contacts vs. IOLs for Congenital Cataract." Emory pediatric ophthalmologist Scott Lambert discusses the results of the Infant Aphakia Treatment Study that show contact lens use is preferable to an intraocular lens for young children who have had a congenital cataract removed.
June 4, 2014 | Reuters, "Telemedicine detects eye problems, but doctors must prepare for more patients." So-called teleretinal screening is cost-effective because it avoids many unnecessary in-person consultations while accurately identifying patients who need referral to an ophthalmologist for further care, Dr. Beau B. Bruce from the department of ophthalmology at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta told Reuters Health.
June 3, 2014 | Indiana Gazette, "Exercise may aid retinal health." Exercise can help with weight loss, fitness and general disease prevention. But according to new research, there may be another reason to get moving: preventing the progression of retinal diseases. "This is the first report of simple exercise having a direct effect on retinal health and vision," researcher Machelle Pardue, Ph.D., Emory University, said.
May 12, 2014 | Atlanta Business Chronicle, "Clearside Biomedical raises $6M, preps for phase III trial." Clearside's technology would deliver drugs to treat the leading causes of blindness. The proprietary technology, licensed from Georgia Tech and Emory University, is designed to non-surgically deliver drugs to a tiny compartment in the back of the eye, known as the suprachoroidalspace.
May 7, 2014 | Ophthalmology Times, "Using suprachoroidal drug delivery," by Michelle Dalton. Orlando—Local delivery of pharmacotherapy to the eye has long been used for anterior segment disease, but various routes for delivery have also been investigated, said Timothy Olsen, MD.
March 31, 2014 | Fox News, "Girl, 6, a 'pro' at managing her hard contact lenses." Pediatric opthamologist Dr. Scott Lambert says for the last decade, IOLs have worked so well in adults, they been using them in younger and younger children. "Initially it was children over two. Then one. Then they started putting them in very young infants." But, Dr. Lambert says, babies with IOLS are more likely to have problems with inflammation and lens regrowth after cataract surgery. Briana was part of a 5-year study called the IATS Study to compare the artificial lenses - with contact lenses – in babies.
March 26, 2014 | News Daily, "For ocular melanoma mets to liver, intrahepatic fotemustine disappoints." "These findings provide further evidence that metastatic ocular melanoma to the liver is relatively unresponsive to traditional chemotherapy," said Dr. Hans E. Grossniklaus of Emory University School of Medicine, in an email to Reuters Health.
March 26, 2014 | The New York Times, "Exercising for Healthier Eyes" by Gretchen Reynolds. There have been suggestions that exercise might reduce the risk of macular degeneration, which occurs when neurons in the central part of the retina deteriorate. The disease robs millions of older Americans of clear vision.
March 7, 2014 | medicalnewstoday.com: Contact lenses recommended for babies after cataract surgery; Science Codex: Contacts better than permanent lenses for babies after cataract surgery; HealthNewsDigest.com: Infant Cataract Study Shows Contact Lenses Better Long-term Than Implanted Lenses After Surgery
February 20, 2014 | The Australian: Exercise for eyesight. Emory University researchers exposed mice to a "toxic bright light" known to harm light-sensing nerve cells in the retina. They found that mice that ran daily on a revolving treadmill suffered less damage, and were quicker to recover, than sedentary mice. "This is the first report of simple exercise having a direct effect on retinal health and vision," said Machelle Pardue, lead author of a report in The Journal of Neuroscience.
February 13, 2014 | Medical News Today: Age-related macular degeneration may be delayed by exercise. Senior authors are Machelle Pardue, PhD and colleague Jeffrey H. Boatright, PhD at the Atlanta VA Center for Visual and Neurocognitive Rehabilitation and Emory University School of Medicine suggest that exercise while benefiting the brain and body, may also help visual acuity by delaying age-related macular degeneration.
February 11, 2014 | Press Room, Society for Neuroscience, "Exercise may slow progression of retinal degeneration": Emory Eye Center study that shows moderate aerobic exercise helps to preserve the structure and functions of nerve cells in the retina after damage, according to researchers Machelle Pardue, Jeff Boatright and Eric Lawson.
January 23, 2014 | Nature Research Highlights: "Dopamine loss
hurts diabetic eye (pdf)," J. Neurosci. 34, 726–736 (2014). A decrease in the amount of dopamine in the retina could explain why people with diabetes often have visual problems or even go blind.
January 22, 2014 | Nature 505, 456: "Dopamine loss hurts diabetic eye." A decrease in the amount of dopamine in the retina could explain why people with diabetes often have visual problems or even go blind. Reduced levels of this brain-signalling molecule have been seen in diabetes before, so Machelle Pardue, PhD, at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, and her colleagues gave a dopamine precursor called L-DOPA to rat and mouse models of type 1 diabetes. They found that the molecule delayed the onset and slowed down the progression of early visual dysfunction, and improved the responses of the retina's light-sensing cells.
January 11, 2014 | Atlanta Journal-Constitution: "Summer's dark season: Softball player Summer Johnson was watching her big brother's baseball tryouts when a foul ball changed her life," by Helena Oliviero. Georgia pre-teen Summer Johnson was cheering on her brother during a baseball game in Los Angeles when she was injured by a foul ball traveling close to 100 mph. Following treatment in LA, Summer was flown back to Georgia and was seen by oculoplastics specialist Ted Wojno, MD.
January 2014 | Accent Health| CNN "On Air": Sanjay Gupta, MD, introduces a video, "Macular Degeneration," focusing on a patient at Emory Eye Center and her implantable miniature telescope, which enables her to perform her daily activities with better sight.
Web MD’s new Eye tv features many of our Eye Center physicians. Eye tv is a new, ongoing project for WebMD. More videos are in the editing process now, so stay tuned for more great information, featuring Eye Center docs!
• Floaters: Jill Wells, MD, explains eye floaters.
• Halos and Glare: Jill Well, MD, explains halos and glare.
• Eye into your Health: Beau Bruce, MD, explains Wilson’s Disease and how looking at the back of the eye provides information on whole-body health.
• Do I Have Macular Degeneration? Timothy Olsen, , MD, discusses AMD, AREDS2 and living with AMD.
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