The new UC San Diego Shiley EyeMobile for Children is driving to schools in San Diego County to serve low-income families in need of eye exams. The EyeMobile, a program of UC San Diego Health, will visit approximately 250 preschools to provide vision care to low-income students.
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The Medical Minute: How parents can prioritize their child’s eye health
When is the best time to take your child to see the eye doctor? How can you protect their vision during their formative years? A Penn State Health ophthalmologist dots the Is for you.
Henry Ford Health Receives $2M Philanthropic Gift from A.A. Van Elslander Foundation
Henry Ford Health has received a $2 million gift from the A.A. Van Elslander Foundation to establish the Philip C. Hessburg, M.D. – Art Van Elslander Chair in Ophthalmic Research, which will constitute a permanent endowment fund to support the educational research initiatives at Henry Ford Health by the Detroit Institute of Ophthalmology (DIO).
New Fellowships Support Under-Represented Minorities in Glaucoma Research
The Glaucoma Foundation (TGF) and Research to Prevent Blindness (RPB) have partnered to launch a new grant aimed at supporting under-represented racial and ethnic minority researchers in the pursuit of glaucoma research. The TGF (sponsored by Patricia Hill) / RPB Fellowships in Glaucoma provide one-year, $10,000 fellowships focused on substantive glaucoma research.
Vision Impairment is Associated with Mortality
A meta-analysis finds that vision impairment and blindness are tied to an increased risk of mortality, prompting the need to address global eye health disparities.
Researchers Say We’re Watching The World Go Blind
Three University of Michigan researchers say eye care accessibility around the globe isn’t keeping up with an aging population, posing challenges for eye care professionals over the next 30 years.
Weighing Risks and Benefits for Glaucoma Patients During COVID-19
Michigan Medicine ophthalmologists create a scalable algorithm for triaging appointments during the pandemic.
Research Teams Creates Device Bringing Precision Medicine to Field of Ophthalmology
Innovative device ensures doctors obtain adequate fluid samples from the eye, helping with diagnosis and individualized treatment plans for patients.
Are Contact Lenses a COVID-19 Infection Risk?
If you’re not supposed to touch your face, should contact lens wearers shift to glasses during the COVID-19 pandemic? David Chu, assistant professor of ophthalmology at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, discusses contact lens safety precautions and how the virus might affect eyes.
Six Things Your Ophthalmologist Wants You to Know About Coronavirus
The American Academy of Ophthalmology shares eye health tips and advice to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Coronavirus and Your Macular Degeneration Care
Answers from trusted sources regarding macular degeneration care during the COVID-19 outbreak.
Experts Come Together to Save 3-year-old Gorilla’s Eyesight at San Diego Zoo Safari Park
San Diego Zoo Safari Park and UC San Diego Health experts performed cataract surgery to restore a 3-year-old gorilla’s eyesight.
Registration Open for ‘The Eye and The Chip’ Research Congress
Registration is now open for the 11th The Eye and The Chip research congress, which will take place Nov. 10-12, 2019 at The Henry Hotel in Dearborn, Michigan. This year’s research congress will focus on the relationship between neurobiology and nanoelectronics with respect to artificial vision. The ultimate goal of the research congress is to advance progress toward artificial vision for many people who suffer from blindness.