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.
An individual retinal cell can output more than one unique signal, according to a Northwestern Medicine study published in Nature Communications, a finding which sheds new light on the complexities of how vision functions in mammals.
On January 19 and January 20, 2024 Dr. Paul Bryar gave named lectures, "Understanding and Addressing Health Care Disparities in Ocular Disease" and "Eye Pathology for Practicing Ophthalmologist" at the Memphis Eye Society/University of Tennessee Hamilton Eye Institute.
Dr. Paul Bryar received the John L. Montgomery, Sr., MD Distinguished Visiting Professor Award.
Northwestern Medicine scientists have identified how a subset of neurons enable the eyes to perceive motion, according to a study published in Nature Communications, a discovery that reveals previously hidden complexities of how vision functions in mammals.
Investigators have discovered a new subtype of interneurons in the retina that allows the eye to see and identify objects better in both the light and in the dark, dismantling previous notions about the inner workings of the retina, according to a Northwestern Medicine study.
A Northwestern Medicine study has uncovered novel cellular mechanisms within the retina, findings that could help advance the development of targeted therapeutics for diseases and conditions impacting vision.
Patients with nonproliferative diabetic retinopathy who received early therapeutic intervention saw no improvement in visual acuity compared to patients given a placebo, according to a clinical trial published in JAMA.
The Department of Ophthalmology has received a Research to Prevent Blindness (RPB) Challenge Grant to support investigators advancing the field of ophthalmology and vision science.
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.”