News and Announcements

UChicago receives $2.4 million grant to build implants that could help restore vision

The University of Chicago Medicine has been awarded a $2.4 million, five-year grant from the National Institutes of Health to develop a system of wireless brain implants that might restore partial vision to people who have lost their sight.

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Residency Class of 2021

The Chair of the Department of Ophthalmology, Kathryn Colby, MD, PhD, is pleased to announce our stellar incoming residents for the class of 2021.  The three future ophthalmologists come with impressive accomplishments, high recommendations from mentors, and a clear passion for learning.

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Featured Faculty Fridays: Varun Malhotra, MD

The Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Science is excited about our newest recruit, glaucoma specialist Varun Malhotra, MD.  Dr. Malhotra has been interested in medicine since he was a child, watching his physician mother practice.  “In college, I explored other options and fields to make sure my interest was genuine,” he explains.  “My heart and my mind always came back to medicine.”

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Positive Early Results in Fuchs’ with Descemet’s Stripping

Chair Kathryn Colby, MD, PhD, is featured in EyeWorld News in "Positive Early Results in Fuchs’ with Descemet’s Stripping."

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The University of Chicago’s Department of Ophthalmology is now Offering a Newly FDA-Approved Treatment to Stop Progressive Vision Loss in Patients Diagnosed with Keratoconus

We are now accepting patients who may be candidates for a newly FDA-approved outpatient procedure known as “corneal cross-linking.” Widely available in Europe and Canada for years, corneal cross-linking received FDA-approval in the United States in April of this year. 

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Fuchs Endothelial Dystrophy (FED)

Fuchs endothelial dystrophy is a hereditary eye disease that was first described by Professor Ernst Fuchs more than 100 years ago. FED is a progressive degeneration of the endothelium, the innermost layer of the cornea.

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