• Oct292016

    7th Annual Gained In Translation Symposium

    The Gained in Translation Symposium brings together clinicians and vision scientists from the University of Washington, University of British Columbia and Oregon Health Sciences University. We are pleased to announce this year's keynote speaker is Dr. Janey Wiggs from the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary.

    Date: October 29, 2016
    Time: 8:00 am to 4:40 pm with a wine and cheese reception to follow
    Location: Orin Smith Auditorium, UW Medicine South Lake Union, 850 Republican...

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  • Oct182016

    AAO Alumni Reception

    Are you coming to AAO in Chicago this year? Join us on Monday, October 17, 2016 at the Renaissance Blackstone Hotel for our Annual Alumni Reception. Cocktails and Hors d’oeuvres will be served. Please send your RSVP to Paula Morris, prmorris@uw.edu by September 30.

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  • Mar152016

    Thomas D. Lindquist, MD, PhD

    After receiving M.D and Ph.D. degrees from the New Jersey College of Medicine and Dentistry (now Rutgers), Tom completed ophthalmology residency training at the University of Washington.  Following additional fellowship training at the University of Minnesota he joined the faculty of the Department of Ophthalmology of the University of Washington where he rose to the rank of Professor.  Tom was first surgical director and then medical director of the Lions Eye Bank (now SightLife).  He...

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  • Feb122016

    Joan and Gordon Bergy Lecture: Synaptic mechanisms for visual computation in retinal circuitry

    Jonathan Demb, PhD Associate Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Science & Cellular and Molecular Physiology

    February 12, 2016 4:00pm - UW Seattle Campus, HSB RR134

    The broad goal of the Demb laboratory is to understand how information is processed by the central nervous system (CNS) at the level of specific cell types and circuits. Mouse retina is the model system. The retina has a clear role in behavior, and many of its cell types and circuits are well defined....

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  • Jul312015

    Special Lecture in Vision Science: Evolution of Motion and Color Vision

    Claude Desplan, PhD Silver Professor of Biology, New York University

    Our laboratory focuses on two major developmental questions: The evolution of early embryonic development and the establishment of retinal and brain circuitry that underlies color vision.

    Color vision is achieved through the comparison in the brain of inputs coming from photoreceptors containing photopigments (rhodopsins) with different wavelength specificity.

    Different rhodopsins are...

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  • Jun182015

    Call for Nominations: Roger H Johnson Award 2016

    Nominations are now being accepted for the Roger H. Johnson Macular Degeneration Award.  The late Dr. Johnson endowed this cash award, which is given every other year through the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Washington.  The intent of the award is to stimulate clinical and basic science research related to the pathogenesis or treatment of age related macular degeneration (AMD).  Nominations for the award are open to all clinicians and scientists throughout the world.  The...

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  • Sep132014

    Fourth Annual Northwest Lions Gained in Translation Summit Meeting

    Fourth Annual ‘Northwest Lions Gained in Translation’ Summit Meeting
    September 13, 2014
    South Lake Union Research Laboratories 

    The University of Washington, Department of Ophthalmology, in collaboration with the Department of Ophthalmology at University of British Columbia, will host the fourth annual ‘Northwest Lions Gained in Translation’ summit meeting on September 13, 2014, at the new South...

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  • Sep112014

    Modern Medicine of the Eye - UW Medicine Eye Institute

    Join Camille Jassny and Charles Nathan to learn about the role that Guide Dogs play in the lives of people that are low-vision or blind. Find out more about what the medical community can do for their patients when they are facing vision loss and what can help them prepare to receive a Guide Dog, if they make that choice. Puppy raisers and puppies in training will be on hand.


    The mission of Guide Dogs for...

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  • Jul222014

    Modern Medicine of the Eye - UW Medicine Eye Institute

    Mark Bathum, Paralympian

    U.S. Parlympics Alpine Skiing National Team

    Two-time Paralympic silver medalist Mark Bathum, diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa, a degenerative eye condition that causes a loss of all peripheral vision, took away silver in the men's visually impaired class to lead Team USA to four top-10 finishes in the men’s super-G competition at the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games at the Rosa Khutor Alpine Center.  Bathum (Seattle, Wash.)...

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  • Jun122014

    Modern Medicine of the Eye - UW Medicine Eye Institute

    Come to a Q&A With Representative Cyrus Habib and learn about the Life Science Discovery Fund

    He is a Rhodes Scholar, a Truman Scholar, and a graduate of Columbia University (Summa Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa), Oxford University, and Yale Law School, where he served as Editor of the Yale Law Journal.   Rep. Cyrus Habib of the 48th District, lost his eyesight to cancer at age eight but clearly the absence of sight has not deterred him from...

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