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.
Medical student David Younessi recently authored a paper that highlighted price disparities between Medicare and VA reimbursements for several ophthalmic procedures.
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.
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.
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.
A new Northwestern Medicine study published in PLOS One affirmed the importance of monitoring patients with age-related macular degeneration to ensure their disease does not progress further.
With advances in technology and genetics, Feinberg and Northwestern investigators are conducting basic science research to understand just how the retina works in concert with the brain.
Waiting to begin treatments for diabetic macular edema until patients experience vision loss resulted in similar outcomes compared to starting treatments prior to vision loss, according to a recent study published in JAMA.
Reduced blood capillaries in the back of the eye may be a new, noninvasive way to diagnose early cognitive impairment, a precursor to Alzheimer’s disease.