News and Announcements
Read the latest news from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine’s Department of Ophthalmology. The links below take you to articles where you can learn more about our faculty’s latest achievements, awards and honors.
Northwestern Medicine investigators have identified a new type of retinal ganglion cell, neurons that encode the visual environment and transmit information back to the brain.
Steven DeVries, MD, PhD, has received a $75,000 International Research Collaborators Award from Research to Prevent Blindness to support international collaborations.
The student-led Ophthalmology Interest Group recently held a suturing workshop, offering Feinberg students the opportunity to practice surgical techniques on mock organs.
Dr. Rukhsana G. Mirza received a medallion from her department chair Dr. Nicholas J. Volpe, commemorating her investiture as the Ryan-Pusateri Endowed Professorship in Ophthalmology at a ceremony on September 20.
Medical student David Younessi recently authored a paper that highlighted price disparities between Medicare and VA reimbursements for several ophthalmic procedures.
- 05.03.2021Paul J. Bryar, MD and Nicholas J. Volpe, MD recently published the book “Eye Care for the Internist.” Twelve current and former Northwestern Ophthalmology physicians contributed as authors of the various chapters in the book. This work details current advances in diagnosis and treatment of eye disease, and details the critical role patients and primary care providers play in preventing eye disease and blindness.”
Listen to Nicholas Volpe, MD, talk to Bob Sirott about how to take care of your eyes.
Vitrectomy surgery and intravitreal injections showed similar effectiveness in improving overall vision for patients with advanced diabetic retinopathy, according to results from a clinical trial published in JAMA.
Two separate grants from Research to Prevent Blindness (RPB) will bolster ongoing and new investigations in vision research within the Department of Ophthalmology. Learn more in the Northwestern Medicine Breakthroughs December 2020 issue.
See through the eyes of someone with an eye disease.
Northwestern Medicine investigators have found that a small subset of cells in the retina inhibit the communication of light signals from the eyes to the brain, impacting how light affects daily activity and how the pupils constrict to light.
Professor of Ophthalmology and Chairman at The University Vita-Salute, Scientific Institute, Raffaele in Milano, Italy. SARS-COV2 Outbreak: Experience in San Raffaele Hospital, Milan.
According to a recent study, elevated ocular pressure in glaucoma is generated in the wall of a small vessel in the eye, the Schlemm’s canal.