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For 22nd straight year, Budenz travels to Ghana to provide treatment, training

For 22nd straight year, Budenz travels to Ghana to provide treatment, training

As he has done for each of the last 22 years, Don Budenz, MD, MPH, Kittner Family Distinguished Professor and Chair of the Department of Ophthalmology, spent a week in Accra, Ghana, performing cataract and glaucoma surgeries and treating patients with other eye issues.

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Congratulations to the class of 2017 and all of Kittner’s Residents and Fellows.

Congratulations to the class of 2017 and all of Kittner’s Residents and Fellows.

Kay Khine (Class of 2017); Michelle Go (Class of 2018); Chris Hwang (Class of 2019); Kyle Huynh (Class of 2018); Lee Moore (Class of 2019); Tara McGehee (Class of 2017); Jennifer Williamson (Class of 2017); Kenneth Cohen, Sterling A. Barrett Distinguished Professor of Ophthalmology; Sylvia Groth (Class of 2017); Jessica Olayanju (Class of 2018); Lauren Rushing (Class of 2019); Evan Levy (Class of 2018); Michael Taggart (Class of 2019).

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Telemedicine can increase access to diabetic retinopathy treatment

Telemedicine can increase access to diabetic retinopathy treatment

Seema Garg, MD, PhD, associate professor in the Department of Ophthalmology, is the lead author on two companion articles, as well as an author podcast published in JAMA Ophthalmology. Garg, a retina specialist with a particular interest in diabetic retinopathy, has been spearheading efforts since 2009 to implement and study telemedicine programs to improve early detection of diabetic retinopathy.

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Dutton honored by American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery

Dutton honored by American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery

Jonathon Dutton, MD, PhD, of the UNC Department of Ophthalmology will be honored with the 2017 Dortzbach Teaching Award by the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery.

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