Ophthalmology

UNC researchers develop innovative gene transfer-based treatment approach

UNC researchers develop innovative gene transfer-based treatment approach

The experimental treatment uses a genetically modified virus to deliver a missing gene into the cerebrospinal fluid of children with giant axonal neuropathy (GAN).

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Budenz to receive Outstanding Humanitarian Award

Budenz to receive Outstanding Humanitarian Award

Donald L. Budenz, MD, MPH, Chairman of the UNC Department of Ophthalmology, was recently announced as the recipient of an outstanding humanitarian award from one of the field’s most prestigious professional organizations.

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20% Employee Discount on LASIK at UNC Laser Vision Center

20% Employee Discount on LASIK at UNC Laser Vision Center

Call 919-445-2020 to schedule your free consultation appointment with UNC Eye to see if LASIK is the right solution for you.

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David Kittner, long-time donor to UNC Eye, dies at 95

David Kittner, long-time donor to UNC Eye, dies at 95

David Kittner, of Jenkintown, Pennsylvania, a long-time donor to UNC Eye, for whom the UNC Kittner Eye Center is named, died Friday, April 18, at his home. He was a corporate attorney and longtime partner at Blank Rome L.L.P. in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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UNC Eye researcher Steven Gray featured in Nature

Nature, the international weekly journal of science, recently featured UNC Eye researcher Steven Gray, PhD, in an article about scientists who specialize in uncommon diseases.

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UNC research points to promising treatment for macular degeneration

UNC research points to promising treatment for macular degeneration

Experiments show promising results for a drug that could lead to a lasting treatment for millions of Americans with macular degeneration.

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real doctors, real people -  Michelle Cabrera and Odette Houghton

real doctors, real people - Michelle Cabrera and Odette Houghton

Michelle Cabrera, MD and Odette Houghton, MD, met as colleagues in the UNC Department of Ophthalmology. Both are surgeons -- one helps give sight to children the other helps to save the retina -- and both share a love of climbing and so started climbing together.

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UNC Eye receives prestigious Research to Prevent Blindness unrestricted grant

UNC Eye receives prestigious Research to Prevent Blindness unrestricted grant

Research to Prevent Blindness (RPB) has awarded a grant of $110,000 to UNC Eye Care Center to support research into the causes, treatment, and prevention of blinding diseases.

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real doctors, real people - Nick Ulrich

real doctors, real people - Nick Ulrich

Dr. J. Niklas Ulrich, an eye surgeon at UNC, also competes at tennis with area pros and college athletes.

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Budenz elected to prestigious Public Health Society

Budenz elected to prestigious Public Health Society

Donald Budenz, MD, MPH, chair of the department of ophthalmology, was elected to Alpha Chapter of Delta Omega, an international honorary society for public health scholars.

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Budenz leads report that shows West African urban populations have the highest prevalence of glaucoma in the world

Budenz leads report that shows West African urban populations have the highest prevalence of glaucoma in the world

UNC Eye Kittner Family Distinguished Professor and Ophthalmology Chair Donald L. Budenz, MD, MPH, and international collaborators have published a pair of landmark papers describing the prevalence of blindness, visual impairment, and glaucoma in urban West Africa.

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Omega-3 fatty acids provide no benefit in slowing age-related macular degeneration

Omega-3 fatty acids provide no benefit in slowing age-related macular degeneration

Taking omega-3 fatty acid supplements does not slow the progression of age-related macular degeneration, a newly published study finds. However, some people may benefit from taking lutein and zeaxanthin.

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Baldwin Elected President of Scleral Lens Education Society

Baldwin Elected President of Scleral Lens Education Society

UNC Eye faculty member, Dr. Bruce Baldwin, Optometrist, PhD, was elected President of the Scleral Lens Education Society (SLS) at the Global Specialty Lens Symposium in Las Vegas on January 24.

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Study eyes stem cell blood test to detect macular degeneration progression

Study eyes stem cell blood test to detect macular degeneration progression

A study led by researchers at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine is the foundation for a promising new blood test to detect the progression of macular degeneration to its more serious form, which can lead to blindness.

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Dutton Named Spinoza Chair at University of Amsterdam

Dutton Named Spinoza Chair at University of Amsterdam

Jonathan Dutton, MD, PhD, FACS, Professor of Ophthalmology, has been appointed to the prestigious Spinoza Chair visiting professorship at the University of Amsterdam for 2013.

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Telemedicine and Retinal Imaging Research Featured in "Archives of Internal Medicine"

Telemedicine and Retinal Imaging Research Featured in "Archives of Internal Medicine"

Dr. Seema Garg, Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, performed the research. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the impact of telemedicine on diabetic retinopathy screening in a primary care setting with a diverse patient and payer mix.

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New UNC Center for Diabetes seeks to reduce health disparities

New UNC Center for Diabetes seeks to reduce health disparities

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has received a $3 million, five-year grant from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases to establish the UNC Center for Diabetes Translation Research to Reduce Health Disparities (CDTR).

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Budenz to start Oct. 1

Budenz to start Oct. 1

Donald L. Budenz, MD , MPH, will be UNC’s Chair of Ophthalmology effective October 1. Dr. Budenz specializes in cataracts and epidemiology, and surgical clinical trials in glaucoma.

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Budenz named next Chair of Ophthalmology

Budenz named next Chair of Ophthalmology

Donald L. Budenz, MD, MPH, will join UNC on Oct. 1, 2011. Please read this letter from Dr. Roper.

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