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Department of Ophthalmology

Research News


Lab Using Rabies to Map Retina

In the wild, rabies virus spreads throughout the brain, almost always resulting in death. But in the hands of Steven DeVries, MD, PhD, and Yongling Zhu, PhD, the characteristic that makes it so deadly, its ability to move from neuron to neuron, is being harnessed for discovery.

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Older Americans Reporting Fewer Vision Problems

Angelo Tanna, MD, Associate Professor of Ophthalmology, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, is quoted in multiple media outlets including Reuters, Yahoo! Health, Chicago Tribune and the health website EmpowHer.com regarding a study that found that Americans over 65 are about half as likely as their counterparts a generation ago to report having seriously impaired vision.

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Department of Ophthalmology Receives Research Grant

Research to Prevent Blindness (RPB) has awarded a grant of $100,000 to the Department of Ophthalmology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine to support research into the causes, treatment, and prevention of blinding diseases. The research will be directed by Nicholas J. Volpe, MD, George and Edwina Tarry Professor of Ophthalmology and chairman of the Department of Ophthalmology.

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