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Grant to support blindess research

Jul. 25, 2013—Research to Prevent Blindness (RPB) recently awarded a $110,000 grant to Vanderbilt’s Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences in support of research into the causes, treatment and prevention of blinding diseases.

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‘Bionic eye’ new option for retinitis pigmentosa patients

Jul. 25, 2013—Vanderbilt University Medical Center has been chosen as one of 12 sites in the United States to offer the first FDA-approved bionic eye for the treatment of retinitis pigmentosa (RP).

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Vanderbilt ophthalmologist stresses summer eye safety

Jul. 17, 2013—When it comes to damaging sun rays, skin protection is a top priority for many. But there is another area that needs to be brought into focus – the eyes. Excessive exposure to ultraviolet light can damage the eyes, said Daniel Weikert, M.D., assistant professor of Clinical Ophthalmology at the Vanderbilt Eye Institute (VEI), and...

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Insights on glaucoma gene mutations

Jun. 26, 2013—Glaucoma-causing mutations in the gene for myocilin reduce secretion of the protein into the aqueous humor, suggesting a new option for treatment.

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Penn seeks new look at eye disorder

Mar. 7, 2013—John Penn, Ph.D., vice chair of the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at Vanderbilt, is seeking to change the way retinopathy of prematurity (ROP), the leading cause of childhood blindness worldwide, is treated.

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Last Days of Winter Can be Hard on Eyes; Vanderbilt Ophthalmologist Offers Care Tips

Feb. 20, 2013—Winter may be slowly giving way to spring, but the remaining cold days of the season can cause plenty of trouble for the eyes—trouble that is largely avoidable, says a Vanderbilt Eye Institute ophthalmologist.

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NIH lauds Rex’s ideas for future of vision research

Feb. 14, 2013—Tonia Rex, Ph.D., assistant professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at the Vanderbilt Eye Institute, was recently named one of 10 winners of the National Institutes of Health competition for ideas on the future of vision research.

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Expansion doubles VEI’s space in Williamson County

Feb. 7, 2013—The Vanderbilt Eye Institute has solidified itself as the largest, most comprehensive ophthalmology practice in the region with the recent expansion of its Franklin practice, now called VEI Williamson County.

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Calkins lands award from Research to Prevent Blindness

Jan. 24, 2013—David Calkins, Ph.D., vice chair and director of Research for the Vanderbilt Eye Institute, was recently awarded a Research to Prevent Blindness (RPB) Senior Scientific Investigator Award.

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Special lenses help restore physician’s fading vision

Oct. 25, 2012—Camiron Pfennig, M.D., still fondly remembers performing her first operation. The then 5-year-old aptly used the brightly colored, chunky plastic tools from her Fisher Price doctor’s kit to extend the life of her beloved stuffed animals and dolls.

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Glaucoma research highlighted at VEI symposium

Oct. 4, 2012—Vision experts from around the country recently gathered at the 2012 Vanderbilt Eye Institute symposium “Regenerative Medicine in Glaucoma” to discuss the impact that regenerative medicine has on neurobiological diseases.

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Eye clinic paves way to better vision for children

Aug. 30, 2012—Nothing brings Brandi McRedmond a bigger smile than seeing one of her patients in tears. It’s the telltale sign that their lives are about to change, for the better. McRedmond, M.A., M.Ed., works as an educational consultant for the PAVE program at the Vanderbilt Eye Institute. PAVE (Providing Access to the Visual Environment) offers free...

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Keeping pace: Nashville, once a mid-size city with a Southern small-town feel, is experiencing explosive growth.

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