Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

A ‘Site’ for Sore Eyes

Four years ago, Roger Lasater went outside to look at the stars and the moon and couldn’t see them. He was was in the beginning stages of age-related macular degeneration, one of the many eye diseases studied by physician-scientists at the Vanderbilt Eye Institute.

(photo by Anne Rayner)

Keep an eye on safety during April 8 solar eclipse

Eye safety should be a priority when viewing the eclipse on April 8.

Large, diverse genetic study of glaucoma implicates vascular and cancer-related genes

An international genetic study using multiancestry biobanks has identified novel genetic locations associated with primary open-angle glaucoma, the most common type of glaucoma and the leading cause of irreversible blindness globally.

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.

The main benefit of scleral lenses is that they can be designed to accommodate any degree of corneal steepness or irregularity.

Scleral lenses help those with corneal irregularities, dry eyes

Vanderbilt Eye Institute is one of a handful of places in Nashville that can fit patients for lenses designed to accommodate any degree of corneal steepness or irregularity.

Stephanie Jian receives vision science award from the University of California, Berkeley

Vanderbilt’s Stephanie Jian, OD, has been selected as a recipient of the inaugural Berkeley Optometry and Vision Science “40 under 40” award.

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