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Most people are familiar with melanoma as a skin cancer, but melanoma can impact the eyes as well. Brian Marr, MD, offers tips on how to protect your eyes.
A new study in mice, led by Columbia University researchers, suggests experimental eye drops may be more effective than injections for treatment of retinal vein occlusion, a major cause of blindness.
If untreated, glaucoma can lead to irreversible vision loss. A Columbia screening program is finding more people with the disease than expected.
- August 9, 2021
An initiative led by a Columbia ophthalmologist seeks to improve the treatment of eye trauma, a serious but neglected condition second only to cataracts as the most common cause of visual impairment.
- June 14, 2021
Steven E. Rosenberg, MD, an expert in strabismus and pediatric ophthalmology, joins Columbia.
- April 27, 2021
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.
- March 22, 2021
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.
- March 9, 2021
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.
- December 18, 2020
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.