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Visual System Can Retain Plasticity After Extended Blindness
2014-01-27 12:47:19

Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary Deprivation of vision during critical periods of childhood development has long been thought to result in irreversible vision loss. Now, researchers from the Schepens Eye Research Institute/Massachusetts Eye and Ear, Harvard Medical School (HMS) and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have challenged that theory by studying a unique population of pediatric patients who were blind during these critical periods before removal of bilateral...

2012-08-21 01:01:40

Research conducted at the Angiogenesis Laboratory at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, has for the first time, identified the mode of death of cone photoreceptor cells in an animal model of retinitis pigmentosa (RP). This groundbreaking study, led by Demetrios G. Vavvas, M.D., Ph.D., and including Joan W. Miller, M.D., Mass. Eye and Ear/Mass General Hospital Chief of Ophthalmology and Chair of Ophthalmology at Harvard Medical School, has further identified the receptor interacting protein...

2012-07-30 12:53:15

Researchers from the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Loyola University Chicago Health Sciences Division and their collaborators have isolated an elusive human gene that causes a common form of Leber congenital amaurosis (LCA), a relatively rare but devastating form of early-onset blindness. The new LCA gene is called NMNAT1. Finding the specific gene mutated in patients with LCA is the first step towards developing sight-saving gene therapy....

2012-07-24 23:01:38

In the continued expansion of their 50th anniversary on Long Island, the physicians and staff of North Shore Eye Care are proud to welcome the most recent addition to their medical staff, Faye Knoll, MD, a cornea and external disease specialist from the renowned New York Eye & Ear Infirmary. Smithtown, NY (PRWEB) July 24, 2012 July 24, 2012 — SMITHTOWN, LONG ISLAND“¦In the continued expansion of their 50th anniversary on Long Island, the physicians and staff of North...

2011-06-08 18:05:00

BOSTON, June 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary and Schepens Eye Research Institute announced today that they are combining forces to create the world's largest and most robust basic and clinical ophthalmology research enterprise with full spectrum bench-to-bedside research that will translate more quickly into better treatment for blinding diseases and ultimately cures. Effective June 30, Schepens Eye Research Institute, the largest independent ophthalmology...

2011-03-02 07:19:00

NEW YORK, March 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Joseph M. Bernstein, MD, has been appointed to the full-time faculty at The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary as Director of Pediatric Otolaryngology for the Continuum Health Partners Otolaryngology Service Line. He will be working with the faculty at The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, Beth Israel and Roosevelt Hospital to develop the Pediatric Otolaryngology Service and to further enhance the scope of pediatric services. Dr. Bernstein...

2011-03-01 10:46:00

MAYOR BLOOMBERG DECLARES WORLD GLAUCOMA WEEK IN NEW YORK CITY NEW YORK, March 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Joining an international effort to raise awareness about the threat of glaucoma, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg has officially proclaimed March 6-12, 2011 as World Glaucoma Week in New York City. The week is observed around the globe by awareness and educational events organized by eye care institutions and local patient support groups worldwide, as listed on www.wgweek.net....


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