National study of two surgical interventions for exotropia shows no detectable difference

A study comparing two surgical methods for repairing childhood intermittent exotropia (a common form of strabismus or eye misalignment, in which one or both eyes sometimes turn outward) were unable to detect a significant difference in the two methods.

Law receives award for ophthalmology education excellence

Vanderbilt’s Janice Law, MD, has been named to receive the Award for Excellence in Medical Student Education from the Association of University Professors of Ophthalmology (AUPO)/American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO).

VUMC nurse Tamara Slagle was losing her sight. A cornea transplant allowed her to keep the job she loves.

“My day-to-day living has gotten easier, and my job too.”

New equipment expands Shade Tree’s ophthalmology services

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

VUMC ophthalmologist felled by rare virus has to learn to walk and eat again

Reid Longmuir was starting a new job. He thought he would be learning the names of his co-workers. Instead, he was learning more basic things, like how to walk.

Lauren Fields is legally blind. This fall she starts college on a basketball scholarship.

In the fourth grade Lauren Fields was introduced to basketball. She did not like it one bit, she admits. But all of that changed over time.