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Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences Archives

Award honors Donahue’s long-term efforts to improve children’s vision

Aug. 17, 2017—Sean Donahue, M.D., Ph.D., Sam and Darthea Coleman Professor of Pediatric Ophthalmology at Vanderbilt, recently received the Bonnie Strickland Champion for Children’s Vision Award.

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Keep an eye on safety during upcoming solar eclipse

Jul. 26, 2017—On Aug. 21 millions of people will look skyward as day turns into night when the first coast-to-coast solar eclipse in nearly a century passes over Middle Tennessee.

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Cytokine linked to blindness

Jun. 30, 2017—A signaling molecule called interleukin-6 may be a therapeutic target to prevent vision loss or nerve degeneration in glaucoma, Vanderbilt researchers have discovered.

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Memorial service for Professor Vivien Casagrande set for April 12

Mar. 24, 2017—A memorial service for Professor Vivien Casagrande is planned for April 12 in Benton Chapel.

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Grant strengthens Brantley’s vision research efforts

Feb. 16, 2017—Milam Brantley Jr., M.D., Ph.D., associate professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences and Molecular Physiology and Biophysics, recently received a $500,000 grant from the Edward N. and Della L. Thome Memorial Foundation Awards Program in Macular Degeneration Research to further his work on age-related macular degeneration (AMD).

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Symposium honors Casagrande’s career

Dec. 1, 2016—Colleagues of Vivien Casagrande, Ph.D., celebrated her distinguished career in the visual sciences with a “Lifetime of Vision” symposium Nov. 18 in Biological Sciences/Medical Research Building III.

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Vanderbilt ophthalmologist emphasizes care in dim-light driving as time change brings darkness to evening commute

Nov. 3, 2016—With the end of daylight saving time, ophthalmologists at the Vanderbilt Eye Institute want to focus on a real issue—dim-light driving situations that can endanger drivers and pedestrians.

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Two receive Research to Prevent Blindness grants

Jul. 21, 2016—Research to Prevent Blindness (RPB) has awarded two grants to faculty in the Department of Ophthalmology.

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VUMC ophthalmologist urges eye protection from the bright summer sunshine

Jun. 9, 2016—When it comes to sun safety, most people are quick to grab a hat and lather on sunscreen. Doctors at the Vanderbilt Eye Institute want consumers to be on the lookout for another protective measure – sunglasses.

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Vanderbilt expert offers eye care tips for windy spring days

Mar. 22, 2016—For the past few months, most of the nation has donned hats, boots, scarves and gloves as they have faced brutally cold and icy conditions of winter. As temperatures rise, making outdoor activities more enticing, Vanderbilt ophthalmologists suggest not to be in such a hurry to throw out the habit of protecting yourself from the...

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Life-changing impact of cornea transplantation celebrated

Mar. 17, 2016—Since 1961, the Eye Bank Association of America has provided donors for more than 1.5 million corneal transplants nationwide. And for nearly 25 years, the group has celebrated corneal transplant recipients, promoted awareness of the need to donate and recognized donors and families during National Eye Donor Month in March.

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Grant spurs research into trauma-induced vision loss

Feb. 4, 2016—Tonia Rex, Ph.D., and colleagues at the Vanderbilt Eye Institute are working to uncover how best to treat ocular trauma, the fourth leading cause of blindness worldwide.

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Recent Stories from VUMC News and Communications Publications

Betsy Williams has firsthand advice for parents on the fence about whether their adolescent children should be vaccinated for the common human papilloma virus (HPV), which can lead to six types of cancer.  Don’t hesitate. Do it.

Momentum

Betsy Williams has firsthand advice for parents on the fence about whether their adolescent children should be vaccinated for the common human papilloma virus (HPV), which can lead to six types of cancer. Don’t hesitate. Do it.

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

Vanderbilt Medicine

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

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VUMC campus

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Vanderbilt University School of Medicine entrance

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