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Welcome From The Chair
On behalf of The Department of Ophthalmology of Weill Cornell Medical College, I am pleased to announce the opening of our new clinical facility. The Weill Cornell Eye Associates offices are located within the award-winning Weill Greenberg Center. More
News & Highlights
Congratulations to Dr. Ching-Hwa Sung, Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology in Ophthalmology. Her recent paper "Light regulates the ciliary protein transport and outer segment disc renewal of mammalian photoreceptors" was published in Developmental Cell.
Cornea specialist Dr. Ciralsky and Dr. Michelle Lee are featured in a wonderful patient story in the PROSE holiday newsletter.
December 11, 2014
Their kind, compassionate bedside manner along with their excellent clinical skills helped this patientâ€™s vision improve dramatically. Click here to read the newsletter: http://bit.ly/1vo13uy.
Congratulations to Dr. Enrique Rodriguez-Boulan, Charles and Margaret Dyson Professor of Ophthalmic Research, Cell Biology and Neurosciences, winner of the RAICES Prize of International Cooperation in Science, Technology and Innovation awarded by Argentina's Ministry of Science, Technology and Productive Innovation.
November 17, 2014
The RAICES prize (ROOTS in Spanish) recognizes Argentines living abroad for significant lifetime contributions to the science and culture of Argentina. "This prize has a lot of meaning to me," Dr Rodriguez-Boulan says, "as my scientific career in USA was made possible by the excellent and free of cost education, Kindergarten through Medical School, that I received in Argentina." "Out of deep gratitude for my country of birth, I participated in numerous collaborative activities with Argentina, including training of Argentine scientists, evaluation of Research Projects and Research Institutes, organization of scientific meetings and the presidency of ANACITEC (Argentine-North-American Association of Science and Technology) in USA. This recognition implies that my activities have had significant positive impact in Argentina."
Congratulation to Dr. Enrique Rodriguez-Boulan. He has been selected as a winner of an award from the Daedalus Fund for Innovation, a new medical college program that helps advance promising early-stage applied and translational research that has commercial potential.
December 2, 2014
Dr. Boulan will receive up to $100,000 to fund studies demonstrating that his early-stage discoveries can be translated into effective treatments for patients with Age Related Macular Degeneration. Click here to learn more about this great achievement
Congratulations to Dr. Christopher Starr on being named to New York Magazine and Castle Connolly's "Best Doctor List" for the second year in a row!
June 10, 2014
Clinical Trial Relieves One Young Mom's Blindness and Headaches
May 27, 2014
Marc Dinkin, MD, Director of Neuro-Ophthalmology at Weill Cornell Medical College cares for a young mom with debilitating migraines. The results were inspiring - click here for full story.
Research to Prevent Blindness Career Development Award received by Anna-Maria Demetriades, MD, PhD
January 10, 2014
Anna-Maria Demetriades, MD, PhD, an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at Weill Cornell Medical College and a Principal Investigator at the Margaret H. Dyson Vision Research Institute, has been awarded a highly coveted Research to Prevent Blindness Career Development Award. This prestigious four-year award will support Dr. Demetriades' ongoing research program developing novel therapeutics for neuroprotection in glaucoma.
Focusing on Children's Eye Health and Safety
August 14, 2013
August is Children's Eye Health and Safety Month, as designated by Prevent Blindness America, the nation's leading volunteer eye health and safety organization dedicated to fighting blindness and saving sight. Pediatric ophthalmologist Richard L. Levy, MD, Director of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at Weill Cornell Medical College, discusses children's eye health and the importance of early vision screening and regular checkups throughout childhood. Read More.â€¬
Bright Focus Foundation Grant awarded to Weill Cornell's Anna-Maria Demetriades, MD, PhD
August 7, 2013
Anna-Maria Demetriades, MD, PhD, an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at Weill Cornell Medical College and a Principal Investigator at the Margaret H. Dyson Vision Research Institute, has been named the recipient of a national grant from the Bright Focus Foundation for the development of a new gene therapy treatment aimed at slowing down or stopping the progression of glaucoma. Click here to learn more.â€¬
How to protect your eyes while using computers
July 10, 2013
Dr. Christopher E. Starr, associate professor of â€ŞOphthalmologyâ€¬ and Director of Laser Vision Correction Surgery at Weill Cornell Medical Center, was interviewed today on the nationally televised CBSâ€¬ This Morning show. He discussed dry eye disease and gave tips on how you can protect your eyes when using computers and mobile devices for long periods of time. â€¬
Learn more about dry eye here.
How to Make Healthy Sunglass Choices
July 3, 2013
Keep your eyes safe this summer while youâ€™re having fun in the sun! When shopping for new sunglasses, refer to this five-point checklist compiled by Dr. Christopher E. Starr and Dr. George Cioffi to help you choose the best sun protection for your eyes during the summer and all year-round. Click here to read more.
Weill Cornell's Dr. Christopher E. Starr named one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors of 2013
Weill Cornell Eye Associates is proud to announce that Dr. Christopher E. Starr has been named one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors of 2013. To learn more about Dr. Starr click here.
Dr. Donald J. D'Amico, the Chairman of Ophthalmology at Weill Cornell Medical College, was also named a New York Magazine Best Doctor for two consecutive years, in 2007 and 2008.
A New York City research and information company called Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. publishes an annual guidebook, Top Doctors: New York Metro Area, which lists what it has determined to be the top 10 percent of the region's physicians. Castle Connolly has been providing New York Magazine with a shorter version of this list for the magazine's "Best Doctors" issue. These doctors represent the top 2 percent of New York area physicians, as determined by Castle Connolly.
Introducing Our New Location in Downtown Manhattan!
The physicians and staff of Weill Cornell Eye Associates are pleased to announce the opening of Weill Cornell Eye @ Downtown, our new office located on 156 William Street, 12th floor. We are currently seeing patients at our new location and our specialists look forward to meeting you.
Please click here for more information about Weill Cornell Eye @ Downtown
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