• Aug172017

    Celebrating the life of James L. Hargiss, MD

    It is with a heavy heart that I'd like to inform our Department of the passing of James L. Hargiss, MD, charter fellow of the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Chairman of Education Committee from 1972-1978, and 2006 Honoree of The ASOPRS Foundation .

    He was 96 years young when he passed away 2 weeks ago. Apparently he is as humble in passing as he was while alive as we were unaware of his passing until just recently. No obituary was posted and no...

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  • Apr212017

    Joan and Gordon Bergy Lecture: Diverse glycinergic receptor subunits & retinal ganglion cell visual function

    Maureen McCall, PhD
    Professor of Ophthalmology and Vision Sciences
    University of Louisville

    4 pm, Friday
    April 21, 2017

    UW Health Sciences, K069

    To schedule an appointment please email Dr. Maureen Neitz.

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  • Mar72017

    Celebrating the life of Anita Hendrickson, PhD

    After graduating from Pacific Lutheran University where she later would be named Alumna of the Year, Anita Hendrickson earned a Ph. D. from the Department of Biological Structure of the University of Washington followed by postdoctoral training in Chicago and Seattle. She joined the faculty of the newly founded Department of Ophthalmology as an instructor and rose to the rank of Professor of Ophthalmology and then Chair of Biological Structure, the first woman to chair a basic science...

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  • Feb242017

    Joan and Gordon Bergy Lecture: Gene therapy for retinitis pigmentosa: to knockdown and/or to replace can sometimes be the question

    William A. Beltran, DVM, PhD
    Associate Professor of Ophthalmology,
    University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine

    4 pm, Friday
    February 24, 2017

    UW Health Sciences, D209

    To schedule an appointment please email Dr. Maureen Neitz.

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  • Feb102017

    Joan and Gordon Bergy Lecture: Measuring human vision - one cell at a time

    Austin Roorda, PhD, Berkeley

    February 10, 2017HSB, TBA

    Measuring human vision - one cell at a time

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  • Feb92017

    James L. Hargiss Endowed Lecture in Ophthalmology: Balancing Function and Appearance: An Oculofacial Plastic Perspective

    James A. Katowitz, M.D.

    Professor of OphthalmologyUniversity of Pennsylvania
    Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

    Thursday, February 9, 2017
    6pm to 8pm

    Harborview Medical Center
    Research & Training Auditorium
    300 9th Ave
    Seattle, WA 98104

    Please RSVP to Lauren Gill at lgill2@uw.edu by February 1st.


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  • Dec92016

    Joan and Gordon Bergy Lecture: The case for light-emitting lingerie: Opsins 3, 4 and 5

    Richard Lang, PhD

    Director, Visual Systems Group, Cincinnati Children's Hospital and Medical Center

    Professor, University of Cincinnati Pediatrics & Ophthalmology

    December 9, 2016 - UW Medicine SLU, E130 Auditorium

    Richard Lang is an internationally known researcher into normal and abnormal anterior segment development and the impact of various gene defects on it. Major research interests in the lab are mechanisms of signaling and morphogenesis in early eye...

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  • Nov102016

    Update: Fourth Annual NW Retina Club

    Thank you for another successful Retina Club Meeting led by our Retina Specialist and moderator, Dr. Kasra Rezaei. Residents, fellows, and other esteemed Retina Specialists in the Seattle area were in attendance and had a fantastic time discussing and sharing their challenging cases and all things retina.

    Join us again next year for another engaging evening of lively discussion on the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of various retinal conditions. Our next date is on Wednesday,...

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  • Nov92016

    Fourth Annual NW Retina Club

    The retina faculty of the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Washington would like to invite you to join the fourth Northwest Retina Club taking place on November 9th in the R...

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  • Nov42016

    Sidney Futterman Memorial Lecture in Vision Science: Seeing where we're going: Retina Direction Selectivity Encodes Self-Motion

    David Berson, PhDProfessor of Neuroscience and Ophthalmology & Vision SciencesBrown University, Providence RI

    November 4, 2016, 4PM, UW Health Sciences, K-069

    The Berson Lab is working to understand what the eye tells the brain about the visual world. They explore the structure and function of ganglion cells, the retinal neurons that communicate directly with the visual centers of the brain. There are roughly two dozen types of ganglion cells, each with functional...

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