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Weill Cornell Medical Students Present Research During Annual Symposium

For Kelley Bohm, presenting her research on dry eye syndrome at Weill Cornell Medical College's Medical Student Research Day was as much about showing her peers what she accomplished as it was a trial run.
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Two Times Congratulations to Dr. Sun

Grace Sun, MD was recently named Director of Residency Training for the New York Hospital program. Additionally, she was appointed to fill the newly created Young Ophthalmologist seat on the NYSOS Board of Directors.

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Ophthalmologist R. V. Paul Chan, MD, combats an eye disease that strikes premature infants

Dr. Robison Chan was acknowledged in Weill Cornell Medicine for his global efforts to help ROP patients. Click here to read the full article.

Weill Cornell Ophthalmology Shines at International Meeting

Weill Cornell ophthalmologists and scientists make a significant impact at the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology annual international meeting. The Department of Ophthalmology presents thirty-seven papers at this research-driven meeting in Florida. For a full list of abstracts please click here.

Weill Cornell Faculty Participate in International Symposium on Ocular Trauma

Drs. Donald D'Amico, Szilard Kiss and Ed Lai traveled to Qatar where experts from across the world met to discuss advances in ocular trauma. The second annual Qatar Ophthalmology Conference was hosted by the Hamad Medical Corporation and invited specialists from the United States, Europe and the Middle East.

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Weill Cornell Ophthalmology Shines at International Meeting

Weill Cornell ophthalmologists and scientists make a significant impact at the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology annual international meeting. The Department of Ophthalmology presents thirty-seven papers at this research-driven meeting in Florida. For a full list of abstracts please click here.

Weill Cornell Eye Associates has been named the only New York site which now offers PROSE; formerly know as BOS-P.

Prosthetic replacement of the ocular surface ecosystem (PROSE) is a pioneering treatment model developed by the Boston Foundation for Sight to restore vision, support healing, reduce symptoms and improve quality of life for patients suffering with complex corneal disease. PROSE vision rehabilitation uses FDA-approved custom designed and fabricated prosthetic devices to replace or augment the impaired ocular surface ecosystem function.
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New York-Presbyterian Hospital's Ophthalmology program is recognized among nation's best and returns to the prestigious list in the annual US News and World Report 2010-2011 rankings.
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New York-Presbyterian Hospital's Ophthalmology program is recognized among nation's best and returns to the prestigious list in the annual US News and World Report 2010-2011 rankings.
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Dr. Rosenblatt Named Director of the Dyson

On behalf of the Department of Ophthalmology, Professor and Chairman Donald J. D'Amico, MD is pleased to announce the appointment of Mark I. Rosenblatt, MD, PhD as Director of the Margaret M. Dyson Vision Research Institute at Weill Cornell Medical College. The Dyson Institute is one of the top 20 NIH funded ophthalmic research institutes in the United States. [More]

Dr. Donald J. D'Amico elected President of the Club Jules Gonin.

Dr. Donald J. D'Amico, Chairman of the Department of Ophthalmology at Weill Cornell Medical College and Ophthalmologist-in-Chief at the New York-Presbyterian Hospital, was recently elected President of the internationally-renowned Club Jules Gonin. This prestigious society is named in honor of Jules Gonin, a pioneering Swiss vitreoretinal surgeon in the early 20th century who was instrumental in the development of modern retinal detachment surgery, and its membership is limited to the most distinguished retinal specialists in the world. Dr. D'Amico is honored to have been selected for this important leadership position which recognizes his extensive contributions to the field of vitreoretinal surgery. Please read his presidency welcome statement.

Understanding Diagnostic Ophthalmic Ultrasound

Faculty from the Departments of Ophthalmology at Weill Cornell and Bascom Palmer Collaborate to create an educational tool for diagnostic ultrasound of the eye.
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Dr. Szilárd Kiss recieves Rhett Buckler Award

Dr. Szilárd Kiss, a vitreoretinal surgeon at Weill Cornell, receives a coveted Rhett Buckler Award at the 2009 Retina Congress Gala Dinner in New York City. The impressive 8-lb, 24 carat gold-plated statuette is awarded to the top surgical films as judged by an expert panel according to overall appeal, clinical value, special effects, production quality, and entertainment.
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Dr. C. Stephen Foster, MD delivered the John Milton McLean Medal Lecture at the Weill Cornell Department of Ophthalmology Annual Alumni Day Meeting on June 19, 2009.

Dr. Foster is a respected educator and a world-renowned leader in ocular inflammatory syndromes.
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An article featuring Dr. Christopher Starr was published in the current edition of the journal "New Ophthalmologist".

The article, titled "Safety First in Cataract Surgery", describes a new surgical technique which was pioneered by Dr. Starr at the Weill Cornell Medical Center. The 'Starr Pop & Prechop' is a novel technique for performing cataract surgery by reducing complications and improving patient outcomes. [More]

Dr. Harvey A. Lincoff, MD honored by the Retina Research Foundation to deliver the Charles L. Schepens, MD Lecture in Atlanta

Weill Cornell ophthalmologist and internationally-recognized retinal detachment expert Dr. Harvey A. Lincoff, MD was honored by the Retina Research Foundation to deliver the first Charles L. Schepens, MD Lecture during the 2008 American Academy of Ophthalmology Retina Subspecialty Day in Atlanta. [More]

Christopher Starr, M.D. addresses concerns regarding Lasik surgery in Washingtonpost.com

Dr. Christopher Starr, Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology and Director, Residency Training Program at New York Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center addresses post-LASIK quality-of-life-issues in April's Washingtonpost.com. [Press Release]

Advanced Femtosecond Laser for LASIK Procedures Showcased

The Weill Cornell Cornea Service recently hosted visiting professor and noted refractive surgeon Jonathan H. Talamo, MD, Associate Clinical Professor at Harvard Medical School, and Director of the Talamo Laser Eye Consultants, to observe laser vision correction procedures with the department's state-of-the-art 60 Hertz femtosecond Intralase laser. [More]

Dr. Donald J. D'Amico Receives the Prestigious Taylor R. Smith Gold Medal from the New England Ophthalmological Society

Dr. Donald J. D'Amico, Professor and Chairman of Ophthalmology at Weill Cornell Medical College, Ophthalmologist-in-Chief at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center and a world renowned vitreoretinal surgeon received the prestigious Taylor R. Smith Gold Medal and delivered the 2008 Taylor R. Smith Lecture at the 721st meeting of the New England Ophthalmological Society in Boston, Massachusetts. [More]

Breakthrough Research Presented by Weill Cornell Ophthalmologists at the 2008 Annual Meeting of the Retina Society

Dr. Donald J. D'Amico, Professor and Chairman of Ophthalmology at Weill Cornell Medical College, Ophthalmologist-in-Chief at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center and the current President of the Retina Society presented data on a combination treatment strategy for age-related macular degeneration targeting platelet-derived growth factor along with vascular endothelial growth factor at the 2008 Annual Meeting of the Retina Society in Scottsdale, Arizona. [More]

Weill Cornell Eye Associates Provides Free Eye Screening Examinations at Third Avenue Street Fair

The faculty and staff of the Weill Cornell Eye Associates provided free vision screening, intraocular pressure checks, and direct ophthalmoscopy at the fall Third Avenue Street Fair. [More]

First Accommodating Intraocular Lens Implantation at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center

Dr. Christopher Starr is the first surgeon at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell to implant the revolutionary crystalens®in a patient. [More]

Dedication of the Dyson Family Floor for Ophthalmology

On June 24, 2008, the 11th floor of the Weill Greenberg Center was dedicated as the Dyson Family Floor for the Ophthalmology Department of Weill Cornell Medical College. [More]

John Milton McLean Medal Lecture

Dr. Carmen A. Puliafito, MD, MBA, Dean of the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California, delivered the John Milton McLean Medal Lecture Advances in Optical Coherence Tomography at the Weill Cornell Department of Ophthalmology Annual Alumni Day Meeting on June 13, 2008. Dr. Puliafito is a leading figure in ophthalmic device innovation, education, and health care administration. [More]

Robert M. Ellsworth Lecture

Dr. Frederick A Jakobiec, MD, DSc, Chief and Chair Emeritus of Ophthalmology and Pathology, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Harvard Medical School, delivered the Robert M. Ellsworth Lecture "Ongoing Challenges in Ophthalmic Pathology" on May 22, 2008. [More]


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