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UVA Health Opens Outpatient Laser Eye Surgery Clinic


By Eric Swensen UVA Health is opening an outpatient eye surgery clinic offering laser vision-correction procedures, including the well-known LASIK surgery. UVA Health LASIK Northridge is now open at Suite 130…

Get to Know Albert Jun, MD, PhD — Chair of the Department of Ophthalmology


Albert S. Jun, MD, PhD, a distinguished academic clinician, educator, and researcher, was appointed as chair of the Department of Ophthalmology on May 6, 2024. Dr. Jun came to UVA…

Albert S. Jun, MD, PhD, Appointed as Chair of the Department of Ophthalmology


The University of Virginia School of Medicine has named Albert S. Jun, MD, PhD, a leader in revolutionizing how corneal transplants are performed, to chair its Department of Ophthalmology. He…

UVA Discovers Harmful Inflammation Trigger in Lupus, Macular Degeneration


University of Virginia School of Medicine researchers have made a discovery linking lupus, a potentially debilitating autoimmune disorder, and macular degeneration, a leading cause of blindness. The two diseases share…

Faculty Spotlight: New Diagnostic Tool to Aid in Identifying Leading Cause of Blindness


In the summer of 2017, Xiaorong Liu came to the University of Virginia as an assistant professor of biology and psychology, though it was not her first time on Grounds.…

Common HIV Drugs May Help Prevent Leading Cause of Vision Loss


Scientists have identified a group of drugs that may help stop a leading cause of vision loss after making an unexpected discovery that overturns a fundamental belief about DNA. The…

Ask the Expert: What are the most important steps to protect eye health?


  Check out this article that features Dr. Michael Cusick.    

Narendran to Present at AUPO Forum


Congratulations to Siddharth Narendran, MD, a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Center for Advanced Vision Sciences (CAVS), on being honored to present his work at the Association of University Professors of Ophthalmology…

UVA Honors Its Leading Researchers


Dr. Ambati, DuPont Guerry II, Professor, Vice Chair for Research, and Founding Director of Center for Advanced Vision Science (CAVS), was honored by UVA for being among the top 25…

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.…