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Matt Hirsch, PhD: An Ocular Gene Therapy Pioneer & Constant Learner

April 14, 2022

  When UNC Ophthalmology Associate Professor Matt Hirsch, PhD, completed his doctoral and post-doctoral training in 2008, his passion for pursuing study of bacterial- and viral-driven therapeutic gene delivery had been profoundly influenced by his doctoral and post-doc mentors. Ten+ years later, Hirsch is a leading genetic engineer at UNC, advancing ocular gene therapy for … Continued

UNC Ophthalmology Han Lab Post-Doc Yong-Su Kwon Receives BrightFocus Foundation Macular Degeneration Research Award

April 8, 2022

UNC Department of Ophthalmology congratulates third-year post-doctoral fellow Yong-Su Kwon, PhD, for receiving a BrightFocus Foundation Macular Degeneration Research Award in July 2022. Each year, BrightFocus Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship Program grants are awarded to post-doctoral fellows pursuing pioneering research leading to greater understanding, prevention, and treatment of age-related macular degeneration (AMD). In the BrightFocus 2022 … Continued

Class of 2026: UNC Ophthalmology Matches Four Top-Notch M4s!

March 18, 2022

UNC Ophthalmology was thrilled to match four diverse and driven M4s via the 2021-2022 Ophthalmology Residency Matching Program (OMP)! Residency Program Director Dr. Alice Zhang thanked the many department members whose efforts made a critical difference in achieving a successful 2021-2022 recruitment season: “I would like to express gratitude to our chief residents and entire group of … Continued

2022 Women in White Coats Heroes

February 28, 2022

UNC Department of Ophthalmology congratulates Professor of Ophthalmology Beth Friedland, MD, for her nomination as one of 15 leading female physicians nationwide for the 2022 Women in White Coats Heroes award. Every year, the blog hosts online voting and selection of a Women in White Coats Heroes awardee from a distinguished pool of institutional, … Continued

Dr. Keirnan Willett has joined the faculty at UNC Ophthalmology.

January 20, 2022

  Dr. Keirnan Willett has joined the faculty at UNC Ophthalmology as a retina and uveitis specialist. Dr. Willet earned his medical degree at the University of Pennsylvania and completed fellowships in Vitreoretinal Surgery and Uveitis at the Mayo Clinic. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Willett at the Kittner Eye Center, call 984-974-2020.   … Continued

Glasses for Good (G4G) 5k

January 20, 2022

Special thanks to the runners who participated in the Glasses for Good (G4G) 5k, raising $1,500 to purchase prescription eyeglasses for children seen at the Kittner Eye Center who cannot afford them.  

UNC Ophthalmology Clinics are Open and Providing Services

March 1, 2021

UNC Ophthalmology Clinics are open and providing services to all patients in a safe environment. This includes services at the Kittner Eye Center in Chapel Hill, UNC Eye Holly Springs, and UNC Eye at Roxboro. We welcome all patients for routine eye exams, medical care including treatment for eye disease, surgical patients including those needing … Continued

Dr. Klifto Receives 2020 Award for Carolina Care Excellence

January 8, 2021

UNC Eye’s Meredith Klifto, MD receives 2020 UNC Hospitals and Faculty Physicians Award for Carolina Care Excellence. The award was given to 173 UNC Health physicians who received the highest possible rating by patients when asked if they would recommend our providers and their offices to friends and family. Congratulations Dr. Klifto!

UNC Ophthalmology Welcomes Dr. Michelle Go

July 27, 2020

UNC Ophthalmology welcomes pediatric eye disease and adult strabismus specialist Dr. Michelle Go to its practices at Kittner Eye Center and Holly Springs. To make an appointment for your child to see Dr. Go, call 984-974-2020.