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Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences Archives

New targets for diabetic retinopathy

Jan. 21, 2016—Certain protein factors have been identified as attractive targets for treating diabetic retinopathy, a major cause of blindness in adults.

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VUMC’s Morrison named president of American Orthoptic Council

Nov. 12, 2015—David Morrison, M.D., associate professor of Ophthalmology and Pediatrics at Vanderbilt, is the new president of the American Orthoptic Council (AOC). He will serve a two-year term.

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Daniels receives research grant from Knights Templar Eye Foundation to study retinoblastoma treatment

Jun. 25, 2015—Vanderbilt investigator Anthony Daniels has received a grant from the Knights Templar Eye Foundation to develop new, safe and effective treatments for retinoblastoma, the most common ocular cancer in children.

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VEI receives grant from Research to Prevent Blindness for research and education

Jun. 25, 2015—The Vanderbilt Eye Institute recently received a grant for $115,000 from Research to Prevent Blindness, placing the total award amount for unrestricted grants from the organization at $860,000.

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VU mourns loss of noted ophthalmologist Elliott

Apr. 23, 2015—A Celebration of Life service for James Howard Elliott, M.D., will be held Sunday, May 17, at noon at Benton Chapel.

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Beware the eyes of March: Vanderbilt ophthalmologist offers tips for preventing and treating dry eyes during windy weather

Mar. 23, 2015—For the past few months, much of the nation has donned hats, boots, scarves and gloves as they face 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 stop protecting yourself from the elements. Why? March is known...

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Retinal neuron survival in glaucoma

Dec. 16, 2014—Understanding how the protein TRPV1 helps neurons survive after glaucoma-related stressors could lead to new therapeutic strategies for glaucoma and other neurodegenerative conditions.

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Twelve Vanderbilt faculty elected AAAS fellows

Nov. 24, 2014—Twelve members of Vanderbilt's faculty have been elected fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science for their “scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications.”

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Project PAVE’s impact on children’s vision easy to see

Oct. 16, 2014—It’s been 20 years since Project PAVE, a Tennessee program providing low-vision evaluations for children, was launched.

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Novel therapy eases stress of retinoblastoma treatment

Oct. 9, 2014—Conventional therapy for patients diagnosed with retinoblastoma, the most common ocular cancer in children, includes systemic chemotherapy, external beam radiation and/or surgical removal of the eye. Doctors at Vanderbilt University Medical Center are on track to radically change the way the disease is treated using an emerging therapeutic approach called intra-arterial chemotherapy, or IA chemo.

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Regenerative visual neuroscience effort launched

Oct. 2, 2014—Vanderbilt University has launched a regenerative visual neuroscience initiative to develop new ways of treating — and restoring sight to — people who have been blinded by glaucoma, macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and eye injuries.

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Keeping an eye on blast trauma

Aug. 19, 2014—Understanding the cellular and molecular responses of the eye to blast injury could guide new treatment development.

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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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