• Sep272018

    34th Annual Roger Johnson Memorial Lectureship

    Agnes Wong, MD, PhD, FRCSC
    Professor
    Department of Ophthalmology and Vision Sciences
    John and Melinda Thompson Chair in Vision Neurosciences
    University of Toronto

    Time: 10am, Thursday
    September 27, 2018

    1st Talk: New Insights into amblyopia

    2nd Talk: A practical approach to understand nystagmus

    *Attendees of this talk will receive 2.5 CME credits if you attend both lectures (1 CME for the 1st Grand Rounds and 1.5 for the 2nd talk)....

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  • Jul212018

    Department of Ophthalmology Annual Summer and Welcome Event

    On July 21, 2018, the UW Department of Ophthalmology once again celebrated their annual summer picnic celebration and welcome event to welcome the 5 new residents and 3 fellows to the department. It was a nice sunny day at the Luther Burbank Park in Mercer Island. Please join us in welcoming the new members of our Ophthalmology family.

    Residents Class of 2021

    John Davis, MD

    ...

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  • Jun182018

    Dr. Aaron Lee Featured on Ocular Surgery News

    Our very own Dr. Aaron Lee, assistant professor at the Universit of Washington Department of Ophthalmology, was featured at the Ocular Surgery News last June. Click here to read the full article.

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  • Apr52018

    Joan and Gordon Bergy Lecture: Rod Photoreceptor Function Following Bright, Bleaching Light Exposure

    Alapakkam Sampath, PhD
    Professor of Ophthalmology
    Jules Stein Eye Institute

    Time: 10am, Thursday
    April 5, 2018

    Location: Orin Smith Auditorium

    To schedule an appointment please email Dr. Maureen Neitz.

    Dr. Sampath is an internationally known visual neuroscientist and a leader in the study of cellular and circuit level visual processing. His work focuses on signal transmission between photoreceptor cells, the rods...

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  • Apr32018

    Seattle Scientists Have Invented Glasses That Might Stop Surging Cases of Nearsightedness in Children

    This article appears in print in the April 2018 issue, as part of the Top Doctors cover story. ...

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  • Mar272018

    Laser Surgery for Glaucoma

    Susan Gregg thought she was too young to worry about glaucoma, but that proved not to be the case. When eyedrops failed to control her condition, she opted for laser surgery by Dr. Philip Chen at Harborview Medical Center. See the video here.

    *Article taken from UW Medicine's The Huddle.

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  • Mar152018

    Joan and Gordon Bergy Lecture: Calcium homeostasis in mammalian photoreceptors

    Vladimir Kefalov, PhD
    Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Science
    Washington University in St. Louis

    Time: TBD, Thursday
    March 15, 2018

    Location: TBD

    To schedule an appointment please email Dr. Maureen Neitz.

    Dr. Kefalov studies photoreceptor neurobiology and retinal degeneration. He is interested in the mechanisms of light and dark adaptation, and in pharmacological treatments for retinal degeneration.  He...

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  • Jan42018

    Sidney Futterman Memorial Lecture in Vision Science: Nanoscale imaging of rods and retinal ciliopathies

    Theodore Wensel, PhDRobert A. Welch Professor of Chemistry and Chair of the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular BiologyBaylor College of Medicine

    January 4, 2018, Time and Location: SLU D Brotman Auditorium

    Dr. Wensel’s lab studies transducin interactions with membranes. This work is focused on understanding the structural and mechanistic bases of two key steps: activation of the heterotrimeric G protein, transducin, by photoactivated rhodopsin (R*), through accelerated...

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  • Dec142017

    Joan and Gordon Bergy Lecture: Dopamine, Circadian Clocks, and Visual Function & Dysfunction

    P. Michael Iuvone, PhD
    Sylvia Montag and Frank W. Ferst Professor of Ophthalmology and Director of Research
    Emory University

    Time: 1-2 pm, Thursday
    December 14, 2017

    Location: SLU C Orin Smith Auditorium

    To schedule an appointment please email Dr. Maureen Neitz.

    Dr. Iuvone studies the organization of retinal circadian clock networks and their impact on visual function and dysfunction. His lab focuses on...

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  • Dec122017

    Against the Odds

    Wendy Chapman was an impossibility. At least, that’s what ophthalmology researcher Jay Neitz, Ph.D., thought.

    When Neitz heard that Chapman was color-blind in just one eye — had been born that way — he was skeptical. Hundreds of years of research indicated that her case couldn’t and shouldn’t exist. But still, Neitz wondered, could Chapman be the one in a million he had been searching for all these years? Read more about this inspiring story at...

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