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Residents of some NYC public housing developments can get free vision screening and eye exams in their building as part of a new study led by Columbia University’s Department of Ophthalmology.
Treatments for a rare retinal disease may be on the horizon after a new study identifies gene variants that cause a metabolic deficiency in the eye.
A clinical trial to test a gene therapy for some patients with dry age-related macular degeneration—a leading cause of blindness in the United States—is underway at Columbia and NewYork-Presbyterian.
Simon John, PhD, professor of ophthalmology, has been awarded the Sanford and Susan Greenberg Visionary Prize for his research on glaucoma.
- August 3, 2020
New genetic and patient analyses suggest severe COVID is linked to overactive complement, one of the immune system’s oldest branches, and excess blood clotting.
- June 29, 2020
New eye drops could prevent vision loss after retinal vein occlusion, a major cause of blindness for millions of adults, a study by Columbia University researchers has found.
- November 8, 2019
Columbia researchers have found hundreds of genes linked to nearsightedness, and now they’re using the data to screen for new drugs that can safeguard sharp vision.
- January 18, 2019
Vagelos student Emery Jamerson’19 received the 2018 Dr. David K. McDonogh Scholarship in Ophthalmology/ENT, named for the first black Columbia-trained doctor in New York.
- November 15, 2018
The most common tests for glaucoma can underestimate the severity of the condition because they do not detect the presence of central vision loss, ophthalmologists at Columbia have found.
- May 4, 2018
An experimental immunotherapy improved one-year survival, as compared to historical rates, in a small trial of patients with advanced uveal melanoma.
- May 3, 2018
Neuroscientist Carol Mason, PhD, was elected to the National Academy of Sciences along with 104 other new members and foreign associates.
- September 27, 2017
Columbia Ophthalmology's new tele-ophthalmology van will screen, free of charge, 2,000 NYC residents each year for major sight-threatening conditions.
- August 18, 2017
CUMC ophthalmologist Tongalp Tezel has tips to protect your vision during a solar eclipse, including why taking a selfie with the sun is a bad idea.