September 21, 2015 | Co-directors awarded 2015 Champalimaud Vision Award for the Kilimanjaro Project in Africa. The prestigious award, the world’s largest in the area of vision, is worth €1M. The Kilimanjaro Project operates in one of Africa’s most dramatic settings, in an area ravaged by extreme poverty, natural disasters, disease and blindness, affecting unimaginable numbers of people.
August 29, 2015 | Emory Eye Center to host Southeastern Ocular Oncology/Pathology Seminar Friday, Sept. 25. The seminar is designed for primary care physicians, ophthalmologists and oncologists interested in increasing knowledge in identifying and treating ocular malignancies and applying this knowledge in clinical practice.
August 26, 2015 | Team Makes Second Trip to West Africa in “Quiet Eye” Project. Experts from the Emory Eye Center reached out to the West Coast of Africa to address an eye condition that was recently discovered at Emory. Uveitis specialist Steven Yeh, MD, graduate resident Jessica Shantha, MD, oculoplastics specialist Brent Hayek, MD, and Ian Crozier, MD, an infectious disease physician and Ebola survivor, traveled to Sierra Leone, to assist in the evaluation and treatment of ocular complications in Ebola virus disease survivors.
August 19, 2015 | Emory Eye physicians reach out to the Atlanta community in successful glaucoma screening. (ATLANTA) Emory Eye Center physicians and medical volunteers from organizations throughout Atlanta came together to provide vision screenings (Aug. 15) at U.S. Rep. David Scott’s 13th Congressional District Health Fair.
July 23, 2015 | Emory Eye Center physicians to be honored at fall meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. (ATLANTA) Four faculty members of the Emory Eye Center will be honored at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), to be held in Las Vegas in November.
July 22, 2015 | Emory Eye Center Again Places in Top Ranking of U.S. News & World Report. (ATLANTA) 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 #12, up two slots from last year.
July 4, 2015 | ARVO/Alcon 2015 Closing Keynote Session: Ebola and the Eye: A Story of Discovery and Uncertainty. Moderator: William F. Mieler, MD, FARVO. Ian Crozier, an infectious disease specialist, was living in Uganda, teaching physicians and providing care for patients with HIV/AIDS, when the Ebola outbreak began in West Africa. He signed on with the World Health Organization and arrived in Kenema, Sierra Leone to help in the fight against the outbreak in August 2014. Within a few weeks, he himself contracted the disease and was evacuated to Emory University Hospital in critical condition.
July 6, 2015 | Five Eye Center Physicians Named "Top Docs." According to the latest Atlanta magazine’s “Top Doctors” issue of July 2015, five of Emory Eye Center’s physicians are listed among the top doctors in Atlanta, a listing of 358 physicians.
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.”
September 24, 2015| Slate, "Ebola is not over when it's over." To emerge from an Ebola treatment unit is a remarkable thing, but it’s a measured joy,” says Ian Crozier, an American infectious disease doctor who contracted Ebola in Sierra Leone and was evacuated to Emory University Hospital in the Unites States.
September 15, 2015 | RetinaLink, "Ebola Related Uveitis: From a Single Patient to World Health," An Interview with Drs. Steven Yeh & Jessica Shantha." Dr. Thomas A. Albini, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, Miami, FL, recently interviewed Drs. Steven Yeh, MD and Jessica Shantha, MD, from Emory University about their experience in West Africa.
September 1, 2015 | TheScientist, "The Great Big Clean-Up," Scientists need to properly and personally identify the cell lines they use in their labs. They should not rely on the supplier telling them what the cell line is, nor should they assume that a once-authenticated cell line never gets contaminated with other cell lines within their labs, say researchers Jeffrey Boatright, PhD and John Nickerson, PhD.
August 27, 2015 | WSB-TV Atlanta 2, Congressman David Scott Health Fair. Emory Eye Center physicians and medical volunteers from organizations throughout Atlanta came together to provide vision screenings on Aug. 15 at U.S. Rep. David Scott’s 13th Congressional District Health Fair in Atlanta.
August 7 , 2015 |The New York Times, "Ebola Survivors Face Lingering Pain, Fatigue and Depression," The Ebola outbreak that started more than a year ago seems to be waning at last. But now, West Africa faces another difficulty: More than 13,000 people survived the virus, and many have lingering health problems.
July 16, 2015 | Emory News Center, "Global Ophthalmology Emory extends knowledge to local, international communities," 2015 Emory Eye Magazine, pp 12-14.
June 9, 2015 | TodayTonightAdelaide.com, "Ebola's Adelaide Connection," Dr Ian Crozier is a frontline warrior who risked his own life fighting Ebola but despite all the precautions Dr Crozier was about to become one of the statistics.
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