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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.
Steven E. Rosenberg, MD, an expert in strabismus and pediatric ophthalmology, joins Columbia.
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.
- 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.
- May 30, 2017
Researchers report that CRISPR-Cas9 gene-editing technology can introduce hundreds of unintended mutations into the genome.
- April 19, 2017
New genetic findings should help researchers uncover how MacTel, a disease of the retina, develops and how to design therapies to prevent loss of vision.
- November 14, 2016
Columbia University researchers slowed vision loss in mice who have a form of retinitis pigmentosa by reprogramming the metabolism of photoreceptors in the retina.
- November 5, 2015
Eye damage from high-power lasers can masquerade as genetic eye diseases and lead to costly work-ups, Columbia ophthalmologists find.
- July 10, 2014
Columbia University Medical Center researchers have created a way to develop personalized gene therapies for patients with retinitis pigmentosa, a leading cause of vision loss.
- April 23, 2014
Dr. Janet Sparrow and colleagues are pioneering a new way to use the retina's natural fluorescence to track and characterize the progression of eye diseases.