• Nov122022

    13th Annual Gained in Translation Symposium

    The 13th annual Gained in Translation Symposium welcomed 75 clinicians and vision scientists from the University of Washington, University of British Columbia, and Oregon Health Sciences University for a day of learning at the UW South Lake Union Research Campus on Nov. 12.  Presentations focused on bridging the gap between disease treatment and the latest advances in translational and basic research.  Areas of synergy were identified for future collaboration between these institutions....

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  • Nov72022

    Miel Sundararajan, MD, and University of Washington Department of Ophthalmology Residents volunteer at annual eye screening event

    Dr. Miel Sundararajan, MD, and Ophthalmology department residents volunteered at the Seattle/King County Eye Clinic held Oct. 20-23 at Seattle Center. The free community clinic offered vision screening, complete eye exams, reading and prescription eyeglasses to help those who struggle to access affordable eye care.  Dr. Sundararajan serves as the director of outreach programs for the department.

     

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  • Nov72022

    Faculty named to endowed positions thanks to generous gifts

    Department of Ophthalmology faculty members Dr. Jennifer Chao and Dr. Ruikang (Ricky) Wang have recently been named to endowed appointments at the University of Washington.

    “Congratulations to Dr. Chao and Dr. Wang! An appointment to an endowed professorship and endowed chair is one of our highest honors,” said Dr. Russell N. Van Gelder, MD, Ph.D., Professor and Chair of the Department of Ophthalmology. “We are grateful to these donors for their generous gifts to support continued...

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  • Nov72022

    Ophthalmology Resident Madigan Rotation

    Our PGY-4 Ophthalmology residents each spend part of their senior year in a rotation at Madigan Army Medical Center at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, where they have the opportunity to work with Drs. Patrick Munson and Joshua Roe.  Residents perform refractive surgery for active-duty service members during their time there with cutting-edge laser technology.

    In exchange for our residents having the opportunity to work at Madigan, two Madigan residents each spend a month at UW for an...

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  • Nov72022

    New Faculty Member Karine Bojikian, MD, Ph.D.

    Glaucoma is the leading cause of irreversible blindness worldwide. The term ‘glaucoma’ describes a group of chronic eye conditions characterized by progressive damage to the optic nerve. The damage is often related to high intraocular pressures, but it can also happen at normal levels of intraocular pressure.

    Glaucoma has no symptoms in its early stages. Half the people with glaucoma do not know they have it. Some people have no signs of damage but have higher than normal eye pressure...

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  • Nov72022

    Strengthening the power of artificial intelligence through intentional data collection

    Cecilia Lee, MD, MS and Aaron Lee, MD, MSCI (Lee Lab)

    Associate Professors of Ophthalmology Aaron and Cecilia Lee have recently been awarded a $33 million, four-year grant as part of the Bridge to Artificial Intelligence (Bridge2AI) program, a new initiative by the National Institutes of Health to expand the use of artificial intelligence (AI) in biomedical and behavioral research. It is the largest grant award in department history...

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  • Nov72022

    Message from the Chair

    Russell Van Gelder, MD, PhD, Professor and Boyd K. Bucey Chair

    Fall is upon us, and we are pleased to present our latest edition of the InSight newsletter.

    The research spotlight this issue shines on Dan and Irene Hunter Associate Professor of Ophthalmology Aaron Lee and Klorfine Family Chair and Associate Professor...

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  • Oct22022

    AAO Alumni Reception

    Please join the University of Washington Department of Ophthalmology for cocktails and hors d’oeuvres at the alumni reception on Sunday, October 2...

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  • Sep272022

    UW Medicine Department of Ophthalmology Resident Virtual Town Hall

    Please join the University of Washington Department of Ophthalmology for Resident Virtual Town Hall, Sunday, September 27th...

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  • Sep152022

    UW Department of Ophthalmology Residency Program Town Hall

    Please join us virtually on Thursday, September 15, 2022 to learn more about the residency program at University of Washington. 
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