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.
Northwestern Medicine scientists have discovered that amacrine cells produce nitric oxide, a neuromodulator that regulates blood dilation, in a recently published study.
A recent Northwestern Medicine study found that proteins linked to age-related macular degeneration crossed the blood-ocular barrier of aberrantly formed new blood vessels, a process that may contribute to disease.
Steven DeVries, MD, PhD, was awarded the Brian Boycott Prize at the FASEB Science Research Conference on Retinal Neurobiology and Visual Processing.
Northwestern Medicine scientists have discovered cells in the retina that determine horizontal or vertical orientation, and demonstrated how they convey information.
Northwestern Medicine scientists have discovered a genetic basis for glaucoma symptoms and the impact of other genes in early retinal development.
Northwestern Medicine scientists and collaborators discovered that mutations in the TEK gene lead to primary congenital glaucoma, validating previous findings in mice and suggesting a target for future therapies.
Nicholas Volpe, MD, chair of Ophthalmology and George and Edwina Tarry Professor of Ophthalmology, was recently accepted into the American Ophthalmological Society.
Third-year medical students participated in an ophthalmology clinical skills session to learn more about the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of diseases of the eye.
The Department of Ophthalmology has received an $115,000 unrestricted grant from Research to Prevent Blindness to support research into the causes, treatment and prevention of blinding diseases.