May 7, 2015 | Ebola virus can persist for months within survivors' eyes. Live Ebola virus can persist within the eyes for months after a patient recovers from acute Ebola viral disease (EVD), according to a case report to be published in the New England Journal of Medicine.
April 7, 2015 | Bruce awarded a 2014 Clinical Care Innovation Challenge Award by AAMC. Emory Eye Center neuro-ophthalmologist Beau Bruce, MD, PhD, has been tapped as a 2014 Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Clinical Care Challenge Award winner for his work on non-mydriatic ocular fundus photography in the emergency department.
March 11, 2015 | Recently awarded $42,000 by the Georgia Knights Templar Educational Foundation, Inc. The funding will be used to continue important educational and research opportunities that impact the entire state of Georgia. Over the past several years, the Georgia Knights Templar has awarded some $800,000 to the Emory Eye Center.
Jan. 16, 2015 | Offering Argus II ® retinal prosthesis system technology for those with late-stage retinitis pigmentosa. Emory Eye Center is taking a leading role in providing sight restoration to patients in the Southeast and the country. It joins a handful of eye institutions now offering innovative technology that allows a previously blind patient to “see.”
May 19, 2015 | Young Ophthalmologists, "On the Ground in Liberia: Two YOs Tackle the Ebola Epidemic in West Africa." After taking the lives of more than 11,000 people, the recent West African Ebola epidemic also left the largest recorded number of survivors in its wake. Those survivors now face Ebola’s aftershock.
May 11, 2015 | PBS News Hour, "How Ebola can hide in the bodies of survivors," Dr. Ian Crozier is one American health care worker who nearly lost his life while volunteering in Sierra Leone with the World Health Organization. After contracting the virus, he was evacuated to Atlanta’s Emory University Hospital and he eventually recovered. Months later, the virus was found in his eye and it nearly blinded him before a series of procedures and treatments. John Fankhauser at the ELWA Hospital, a SIM mission hospital, was seeing patients with eye disease. He invited a small team from Emory headed by Dr. Steve Yeh, who had fairly rapidly become the world's expert in this disease.
May 7, 2015 | "Ebola can lurk in survivors' eyes, study finds," NBC News. "The Ebola virus known to lurk in semen for months after recovery, also can stay in the eye for weeks. Though it doesn't seem to be in the tears or tissues that could infect others, it can damage vision. "This case highlights an important complication of Ebola virus disease with major implications for both individual and public health that are immediately relevant to the ongoing West African outbreak," Dr. Jay Varkey of Emory University Hospital and colleagues write in their report about former Ebola patient, Dr. Ian Crozier."
May 7, 2015 | "After Nearly Claiming His Life, Ebola Lurked in a Doctor's Eye," New York Times, PDF attached. Used with permission of The New York Times. "When Dr. Ian Crozier was released from Emory University Hospital in October after a long, brutal fight with Ebola that nearly ended his life, his medical team thought he was cured. But less than two months later, he was back at the hospital with fading sight, intense pain and soaring pressure in his left eye. At Emory, ophthalmologist Steven Yeh treated him for uveitis, a result of the Ebola virus."
April 30, 2015 | "Host of Ailments Plague African Ebola Survivors," Betsy McKay, The Wall Street Journal [pdf used with permission]. Emory Eye Center physicians Steven Yeh, Jessica Shantha, and Brent Hayek joined Ebola survivor Ian Crozier, MD, who was treated at Emory, in Liberia to discuss issues in Ebola survivors in that country.
March 30, 2015 | Fox 5 News health reporter Beth Galvin covered Emory Eye Center's first Argus II patient, Willie Colllins, and his physical rehabilitation following implantation of the innovative device for those blind from retinitis pigmentosa.
January 31, 2015 | Ophthalmology Times, Ophthalmology remembers friend, LASIK pioneer Dr. George Waring III
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