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Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences Archives

Potassium balance and glaucoma

Jul. 15, 2019—Vanderbilt Eye Institute researchers have discovered that an imbalance in the ionic environment of retinal ganglion cells may contribute to functional impairments in glaucoma.

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New clinic focused on helping patients with low vision issues

May. 22, 2019—When Josh Robinson, OD, chose to specialize in low vision optometry, he was certain of one thing — his services would have a big impact on his patient population — and it is proving to be true.

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NEI grants help bolster glaucoma research efforts

Nov. 29, 2018—Two Vanderbilt Eye Institute (VEI) researchers were recently awarded National Eye Institute (NEI) Audacious Goals Initiative (AGI) for Regenerative Medicine grants for $6.8 million over five years to develop new treatments for optic neuropathies and glaucoma, the leading cause of irreversible blindness.

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Novel methods to treat glaucoma

Nov. 8, 2018—Increasing a certain signaling molecule prevents the degeneration of retinal cells that are lost in glaucoma, suggesting a new way to treat this disease.

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New equipment expands Shade Tree’s ophthalmology services

Sep. 27, 2018—It’s been five years since the Shade Tree Clinic incorporated ophthalmology services into its student-run health clinic.

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Calkins lands innovation award from Research to Prevent Blindness

Jun. 28, 2018—Jun. 28, 2018—David Calkins, PhD, vice chair and director of Research at the Vanderbilt Eye Institute, has been granted one of the preeminent awards in vision research — the Research to Prevent Blindness (RPB) Stein Innovation Award.

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Sternberg’s retina research contributions recognized

May. 3, 2018—Paul Sternberg Jr., MD, G.W. Hale Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at Vanderbilt and chair of the department, has been named to receive the 2018 Award of Merit in Retina Research Recipient by the Retina Society.

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Study explores accuracy of residency applications

Apr. 26, 2018—The misrepresentation of scholarly work among residency applicants has been documented for decades, said Louise Mawn, MD, professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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From music to medicine, Eye Institute’s Sobel follows her heart

Apr. 26, 2018—The intricacies of preparing a reed for an oboe resembles the skill set necessary for oculoplastic surgery. As a once aspiring oboist, Rachel Sobel, MD, relates to the comparison.

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Aqueous humor, microRNAs and glaucoma

Apr. 10, 2018—New findings highlight microRNAs — molecules that regulate gene expression — that are differentially expressed in glaucoma and could be candidate biomarkers or targets for therapy.

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Study explores new treatment for childhood myopia

Mar. 22, 2018—The rates of myopia, or nearsightedness, in pediatric patients have steadily increased with little to no change in treatment, which, for decades, has had ophthalmologists and optometrists turning to corrective lenses for improved vision.

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Glaucoma study finds brain fights to preserve vision

Feb. 22, 2018—A team of researchers, led by David Calkins, PhD, vice chair and director of Research at the Vanderbilt Eye Institute, has made a breakthrough discovery in the field of glaucoma showing new hopes for treatments to preserve vision.

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