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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…

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…