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Ambati Honored for Pioneering Work on Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Dr. Jayakrishna Ambati, vice chair for research in the UVA School of Medicine’s Department of Ophthalmology and founder of the Center for Advanced Vision Science, has been selected as the…

Dr. Ambati – UVA Doctor States Possible Solution to Stop Macular Degeneration

A University of Virginia doctor thinks he could have a cure for a common type of blindness. Dr. Jayakrishna Ambati, who’s the director of the Center for Advanced Vision Science at…

Dr. Ambati – AUPO 2018 Awardees Selected

Jayakrishna Ambati, MD - RPB David F. Weeks Award for Outstanding AMD Research Dr. Ambati is Professor and Vice Chair for Research, Ophthalmology, at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville,…

Dr. Newman on UVA Health Blog

"Vision changes are common as we age. However, problems with eyesight also can be an early indicator of a more serious injury or condition. How do you know when to…

Dr. Ambati & CAVS in VIRGINIA Magazine

UVA Researchers Gain New Insights on Macular Degeneration | VIRGINIA Magazine  More than 2 million Americans suffer from age-related macular degeneration, a leading cause of impaired eyesight in older adults.…

Treating Uveitic Glaucoma

Treating Uveitic Glaucoma - American Academy of Ophthalmology  In this interview from AAO 2017, Dr. Peter Netland discusses management strategies for uveitic glaucoma in adults, including surgical, laser and medical…

Drs. Netland & Newman names to 2017 – 2018 Best Doctors in America List

Dr. Peter A. Netland, PhD, MD, Vernah Scott Moyston Professor & Chair of Ophthalmology, and Steven A. Newman, MD, have both been named to the 2017-2018 "Best Doctors in America"…

UVA Discovers Trigger for Macular Degeneration that Robs Millions of Vision

In a major step forward in the battle against macular degeneration, the leading cause of vision loss among the elderly, researchers at the University of Virginia School of Medicine have discovered a critical…

Drs. Karcioglu & Golen

Drs. Karcioglu and Golen were among 150 or so other UVA Faculty that were recently recognized by President Sullivan as textbook and major chapter publishers.  Congratulations Drs. Karcioglu & Golen!

2017 Sun & Science Fellow Research – Dr. Shinichi Fukuda

Congratulations to Dr. Shinichi Fukuda! He won 2nd place in the 2017 Sun & Science Fellow Research competition at the 3rd Annual Sun & Science Conference, National Educational Resident &…

Dr. Jayakrishna Ambati – ARVO Gold Fellow for 2017!

Dr. Ambati received the 2017 ARVO Gold Fellow. The title of ARVO Fellow is an honor established to recognize current ARVO members for their individual accomplishments, leadership and contributions to…

Ask the Expert: What is Glaucoma?

What is glaucoma? Glaucoma is typically a combination of increased eye pressure, optic nerve damage and vision loss. The vision loss is most frequently in the peripheral visual field early…

Local doctors discuss opioid epidemic and what should be done about it

"They're not very different from heroin in their chemical makeup. When we look at some of the ADHD medications, they're not that different from methamphetamine. So, what it means is…

Low Vision Vendor & Services Fair

The Low Vision Support Group is having its annual Vendor and Services Fair. Drop in anytime between 1:30-3:30 to: - Get a free vision screening - Learn about regional agencies…

High Eye Pressure & Glaucoma: Why an Early Diagnosis is Key

The term glaucoma refers to multiple diseases where the eye’s optic nerve can become damaged. The most common kind, open-angle glaucoma, happens as a result of high eye pressure. Also known as…