• May232019

    Sidney Futterman Memorial Lecture in Vision Science: Cholesterol and Oxysterols in the Retina: friends or foes?

    Steven J. Fliesler, PhD, FARVOSUNY Distinguished ProfessorUB Distinguished ProfessorMeyer H. Riwchun Endowed Chair Professor of OphthalmologyVice-Chairman, Department of OphthalmologyDirector of Research, Ira G. Ross Eye Institute Vision Research CenterUniversity at Buffalo, The State University of New York (S.U.N.Y)

    May 23, 2019 2PM, Orin Smith Auditorium SLU Bldg C

    To schedule an appointment, email: mneitz@uw.edu

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  • May162019

    Joan and Gordon Bergy Lecture: Functional Imaging and Control of Single Cells in the Living Primate Retina

    David R. Williams, PhD
    William G. Allyn Professor of Medical Optics
    Director of the Center for Visual Science
    University of Rochester

    Time: 2:00 pm, Thursday
    May 16, 2019

    Location: Orin Smith Auditorium, SLU C

    To schedule an appointment please email Dr. Maureen Neitz.

    Dr. Williams’s group is currently working to create a new retinal imaging tool designed to track changes in structure and function in both...

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  • Apr42019

    Joan and Gordon Bergy Lecture: How melanopsin helps us to see

    Robert Lucas, PhD
    Professor, Faculty of Sciences
    University of Manchester

    Time: 2:00 pm, Thursday
    April 4, 2019

    Location: Orin Smith Auditorium, SLU C

    To schedule an appointment please email Dr. Maureen Neitz.

    Dr. Lucas’s laboratory studies how mammals use rods, cones and melanopsin to tell time of day and to see. His lab also studies the light sensitive proteins that support...

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  • Feb142019

    Joan and Gordon Bergy Lecture: Retinal Structure and Function in Patients with Inherited Retinal Degenerations

    Jacque Duncan, MD
    Professor in Ophthalmology
    University of California San Francisco

    Time: 11:00 am, Thursday
    February 14, 2019

    Location: Orin Smith Auditorium, SLU C

    To schedule an appointment please email Dr. Maureen Neitz.

    Dr. Duncan is conducting a Phase 2 clinical trial to evaluate the safety and efficacy of ciliary neurotrophic factor (CNTF) delivered via intravitreal implant of...

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  • Nov292018

    Joan and Gordon Bergy Lecture: New functions for electrical synapses in the retina

    Greg Schwartz, PhD
    Assistant Professor in Ophthalmology
    Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine

    Time: 1:30 pm, Thursday
    November 29, 2018

    Location: Orin Smith Auditorium, SLU C

    To schedule an appointment please email Dr. Maureen Neitz.

    Dr. Schwartz’s laboratory is working at the frontier of systems neuroscience to reveal how the biophysical properties of neurons and the...

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  • Sep292018

    Gained in Translation: September 29, 2018

    The Gained in Translation Symposium is a meeting of clinicians and vision scientists from University of Washington, University of British Columbia, and Oregon Health Sciences University.  Presentations focus on bridging the gap between disease treatment and the latest advances in translational and basic research.  Areas of synergy are identified for future collaboration between these institutions. Clinical and research faculty, community colleagues, residents, fellows, and students are...

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  • Sep272018

    34th Annual Roger Johnson Memorial Lectureship

    Agnes Wong, MD, PhD, FRCSC
    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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