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Vanderbilt Eye Institute Archives

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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Support for Eye Institute research a family affair

Jan. 7, 2016—Sight is one of the most critical elements of a normal, happy life. When a child’s eyesight is threatened, his or her future stands to be permanently altered — and parents try to find the best treatment available.

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Event celebrates scope of vision science at VUMC

Dec. 3, 2015—Vision science at Vanderbilt has experienced tremendous growth in recent years.

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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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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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VUMC’s Penn named president-elect of eye research society

Feb. 12, 2015—John Penn, Ph.D., Phyllis G and William B. Snyder Endowed Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, has been named president-elect of the International Society for Eye Research (ISER).

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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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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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Biomarker for diabetic eye disease

Sep. 26, 2014—A person’s mitochondrial gene “signature” could predict risk for diabetic retinopathy and guide early intervention strategies.

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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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Vanderbilt University School of Medicine entrance

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