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April 29th, 2015

Catching Eye Problems Earlier with Technology

By Bob Nellis bobnellis

A team of Mayo Clinic ophthalmologists have validated what they are calling a user-friendly computer program for pediatric vision testing. Tomohiko Yamada, O.D. and colleagues tested the the Jaeb Visual Acuity Screener (JVAS) – a computerized test — on 175 children between 3 and 7 years old. After that, they were also tested by an expert […]

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Tags: eye diseases, eye research, ophthalmology, pediatrics, vision tests

March 16th, 2012

Raymond Iezzi, Jr., M.D. Receives Visionary Award from Foundation Fighting Blindness

By anonymous-49785 anonymous-49785

Congratulations to Raymond Iezzi, Jr., M.D.! Dr. Iezzi is being honored by the Foundation Fighting Blindness with the organization’s 2012 Visionary Award. Dr. Iezzi is a consultant in the Department of Ophthalmology at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. He holds the academic rank of associate professor of ophthalmology at Mayo Clinic.  Dr. Iezzi is being recognized for […]

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Tags: blind, blindness, Dining in the Dark, eye diseases, eye research, Foundation Fighting Blindness, Iezzi, Mayo Clinic, medical research, ophthalmology, research awards, retinal degenerative diseases

October 22nd, 2011

The Eyes Have It — An Inside look at the ophthalmology meeting


Medical society meetings reflect the specialties they are intended to serve. In the case of the 115th annual meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, we have thousands of people in one building focused on one organ (or two, if you rather). Eye diseases, surgeries, and the fine points of the retina, the cornea, glaucoma, […]

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Tags: American Academy of Ophthalmology, eye diseases, eye research, ophthalmology, Orlando, vision

May 2nd, 2011

Research on Macular Degeneration Drugs


Mayo Clinic’s ophthalmology department was one of the major participating centers in the recently announced federal study on macular degeneration treatments. Avastin and Lucentis, both made by Genentech were tested and found to be equally effective in halting eye damage that leads to blindness. Avastin, the “off label” drug, costs roughly 50 dollars per treatment. […]

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Tags: Avastin, blindness, eye diseases, Lucentis, macular degeneration

January 5th, 2011

Mayo News "Eyed" by Most on Medscape


Medscape, the online news source for medical specialists, has told us that an article on research by Keith Baratz, M.D, and colleagues was one of the most read by people in the field of ophthalmology visiting their site in 2010. In fact, the story written by Fran Lowry came in second of all the Medscape […]

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Tags: antiviral, eye diseases, herpes simplex, ophthalmology, vision

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