News and Announcements

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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Featured Faculty Fridays: Seenu Hariprasad, MD

Shui-Chin Lee Professor Seenu Hariprasad, MD, wears many hats here in the Department of Ophthalmology.  He is Chief of the Vitreoretinal Service, Director of Clinical Research, and Director of Fellowship in the Diseases and Surgery of the Retina, Macula, and Vitreous.

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Controversies in the Management of Ocular Surface Tumors

Kathryn Colby, MD, PhD, was invited to present, Controversies in the Management of Ocular Surface Tumors, at the Italian Society of Stem Cells and Ocular Surface conference this past June in Caserta, Italy.

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Employee Spotlight: Samuel "Sam" Campbell

To kick-start our employee spotlight, we sat down with our fearless Lead Ophthalmic Technician, Sam Campbell, to discover what attracted him to the University of Chicago Medicine and to learn more about this Eye Clinic rock star.

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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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Surgical vs. Laser vs. Drug Treatment for Diabetic Retinopathy

What are the factors that go into deciding between surgical vs. laser vs. drug treatment for diabetic retinopathy? What are some of the most promising new approaches to diabetic retinopathy?

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Congratulations to 2016 Innovation & Research Award Recipient, Kathryn Colby, MD, PhD

In recognition of her commitment for the advancement of ocular surgeries and helping those through corneal transplantation, department chair, Dr. Kathryn Colby was awarded the 2016 Innovation & Research Award from the Lions Eye Institute for Transplant and Research in Tampa, Florida this past weekend. 

Congratulations Dr. Colby!

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Where to find UChicago Ophthalmology Professors during AAO

Are you interested in speaking to UChicago ophthalmology professors at AAO 2016? Here's where to find them.

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Welcome Dimitra Skondra, MD, PhD and Caterina Sarnicola, MD

Please join us in welcoming Drs. Dimitra Skondra and Caterina Sarnicola to the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Science.

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Different Career Paths and Achieving Success

Chair, Kathryn Colby, MD, PhD's session at the Women in Ophthalmology Summer Symposium was highlighted in the September 2016 issue of Eye World. Her session highlighted different possible career paths in ophthalmology, exploring such topics as academic medicine, private practice, military, research, and administration. 

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Featured Faculty Fridays: Sarah Hilkert, MD, MPH

Bright and bubbly, Sarah Hilkert, MD, MPH, is everything you could hope for in a pediatric ophthalmologist.  However, becoming a physician was not originally part of her future plans.  “I was actually a philosophy major in college,” she explains.  During her junior year, she spent a semester studying Spanish in Mexico, where she also volunteered and met many physicians and nurses.

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Congratulations Susan Ksiazek, MD

Please join us in congratulating Susan Ksiazek, MD on the approval of her abstract, The Efficacy of Using Online Computer-based Training to Supplement Didactic Classroom Training.

Dr. Ksiazek will be presenting her poster at the Association of University Professors of Ophthalmology in January 2017. 

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