The Winter 2014 UNC Eye Newsletter focuses on the opening of the UNC Laser Vision Center slated for early 2014, our research expansion into the areas of gene therapy and stem cell therapy for eye diseases, and our telemedicine program to prevent blindness from diabetic eye disease.
UNC Eye MD Amy Fowler was recently featured in a segment broadcast on WRAL-TV, based in Raleigh, NC, in which she discussed why more and more men are turning to cosmetic surgery in the form of eye lifts to help alleviate vision problems caused by sagging skin that worsens with age.
In light of this holiday season, UNC Eye MD Richard Davis was recently featured in an interview with the Raleigh News & Observer newspaper's website, in which he discussed the topic of "Why do strong emotions turn on the tears?"
Some popular toys can cause serious eye injuries this holiday season. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, more than 265,000 toy-related injuries were treated in emergency rooms in 2012, and and almost half of these injuries affect the head or face – including the eyes. Unfortunately, most of these injuries happen to children under age 15.
AAO & FDA Warn About the Risks of Wearing Costume Contact Lenses for Halloween Improperly or Without a Prespription
Recent announcements by the Food & Drug Administration and American Academy of Ophthalmology advise that wearing the popular costume accessories without a prescription can lead to serious eye and injuries and permanent vision loss.
Dr. Eifrig was the first Chairman of UNC Department of Ophthalmology, serving from 1977 - 2000. He passed away peacefully on October 9, 2013.
Experiments show promising results for a drug that could lead to a lasting treatment for millions of Americans with macular degeneration.
New Address: UNC Kittner at Carolina Crossing; 2226 Nelson Highway, Suite 200; Chapel Hill, NC 27517.
Michelle Cabrera, MD and Odette Houghton, MD, met as colleagues in the UNC Department of Ophthalmology. Both are surgeons -- one helps give sight to children the other helps to save the retina. They share a love of rock climbing and started climbing together.
New Address: 2226 Nelson Highway, Suite 200; Chapel Hill, NC 27517.