UNC Ophthalmology welcomes Ocular Oncology Specialist Dr. Miguel Materin, M.D., to the Kittner Eye Center. To Make an Appointment with Dr. Materin, call 984-974-2020. February 5, 2019 By David Mills UNC Ophthalmology welcomes Ocular Oncology Specialist Dr. Miguel Materin, M.D., to the Kittner Eye Center. To Make an Appointment with Dr. Materin, call 984-974-2020. Read Story Filed Under: Categories: News More from Department of Ophthalmology Brian Gilger, DVM, a professor on loan from North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine, received a check for $30,000 from the National MPS Society to advance a research collaboration with Matthew Hirsch, Ph.D., of UNC Ophthalmology. The leading cause of blindness in seniors is age-related macular degeneration. If you have a close relative with AMD, you have a 50 percent chance of developing the condition. Learn other risk factors and the steps you can take to protect yourself from AMD-related blindness: http://bit.ly/GzOcdX. Ask your doctor at Kittner Eye Center if you are at risk. Make an appointment today 984-974-2020. Glaucoma is a leading cause of irreversible blindness that damages the eye’s optic nerve. Those at risk include individuals over the age of 40, those who have a family member with glaucoma, and people of African American, Hispanic, or Asian heritage. Nearly three million people in the U.S. have glaucoma. UNC Ophthalmology has a team of board-certified ophthalmologists who diagnose and treat glaucoma. Our dynamic research team is exploring novel approaches to treating and eradicating glaucoma. For an eye appointment to screen for Glaucoma at UNC Ophthalmology, call 984-974-2020.