Dec. 18, 2014 | Emory Eye Center offers femtosecond cataract surgery: Bladeless LenSx ® system allows for maximum precision
(ATLANTA) Emory Eye Center now offers femtosecond laser technology for those patients undergoing cataract surgery. The system can replace blade use during surgery with a femtosecond laser, providing a no-stitch procedure and can increase surgical precision and maximize surgery customization. This allows for improvements in how we get appropriate patients to have less dependence on glasses or contacts after cataract surgery.
December 16, 2014 | Emory Eye Center’s Perimeter Clinic location moves to the Emory St. Joseph’s Hospital campus
(ATLANTA) Emory Eye Center’s Perimeter Clinic location will move on Saturday, Dec. 20, to the Emory St. Joseph’s Hospital area of north Atlanta. The new location will provide Eye Center patients a convenient location in the northern metro area.
October 31, 2014 | Emory Eye Center opens new clinic at Emory Johns Creek Hospital
(ATLANTA) Comprehensive ophthalmologist Rabeea Janjua, MD, and optometrist Petra Jo, OD, will see patients at the Emory Johns Creek Physician’s Plaza, Suite 115, at 6335 Hospital Parkway, Johns Creek, GA 30097.
July 16, 2014 | 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 #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
(Atlanta) 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.
March 7, 2014 | Emory Eye Center lead center in five-year study on infants vision after cataract surgery: Results say contact lenses better long term than implanted lenses. (ATLANTA) A five-year nationwide study based at Emory Eye Center has reported new findings for babies who have undergone cataract surgery. The clinical trial suggests that for most infants who have had cataract surgery, the use of contact lenses for several years—and an eventual lens implant—may be the better solution than the standard of care, the intraocular lens implant following surgery.
Feb. 25, 2014 | Emory Eye Center to Host 28th Southeastern Vitreoretinal Seminar (SEVR) at historic East Lake Golf Club. (ATLANTA) Emory Eye Center will host the 28th Southeastern Vitreoretinal Seminar (SEVR) at the historic East Lake Golf Club in East Atlanta for the first time. East Lake is home course to the legendary golfer Bobby Jones and is the oldest golf course in Atlanta. The meeting will take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, April 25 and Saturday, April 26 (partial day). The annual seminar addresses issues of the retina and treatments for its various disorders.
Feb. 12, 2014 | Exercise may slow retinal degeneration. Moderate aerobic exercise helps to preserve the structure and function of nerve cells in the retina after damage, researchers at the Emory Eye Center and the Atlanta VA Medical Center have found. The findings, from a study of an animal model of age-related macular degeneration, are the first to suggest that aerobic exercise can have a direct effect on retinal health and vision.
Jan. 22 , 2014 | International Congenital Cataract Symposium meets again in NYC. (Atlanta) Emory Eye Center pediatric ophthalmologists Scott Lambert and Phoebe Lenhart, along with Edward Cotlier of the New York State Institute for Basic Research in Developmental Disabilities, will co-direct the second International Congenital Cataract Symposium in New York on March 7 at the Yale Club.
Jan. 21, 2014 | Parkinson's drugs could provide new avenue to treat diabetes-related vision problems. Dopamine-restoring drugs already used to treat Parkinson's disease may also be beneficial for the treatment of diabetic retinopathy, a leading cause of blindness in adults, researchers have discovered. The results were published recently in Journal of Neuroscience.
January 15, 2014 | Emory Eye Center researcher’s book demonstrates relationship between the retina and circadian rhythms. (Atlanta) Emory Eye Center Director of Research, P. Michael Iuvone, the Sylvia Montag Ferst and Frank W. Ferst Professor of Ophthalmology, has published a new book, The Retina and Circadian Rhythms (Springer, 2014), along with fellow editors Gianluca Tosini (Morehouse College of Medicine); Douglas G. McMahon (Vanderbilt University); and Shaun P. Collin (University of Western Australia).
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