November 01 – November is Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month! Learn what you can do to prevent blindness from diabetes.
October 30 – Dr. Johanna Seddon, Director of the Ophthalmic Epidemiology and Genetics Service, and a collaborative research team, published the article “ Optical Coherence Tomography Features preceding the Onset of Advanced Age-Related Macular Degeneration” in the July issue of Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science. Dr. Seddon’s team evaluated the retina and choroid on OCT, a non-invasive imaging test that uses light waves to take photographs of each layer of the retina, to determine if certain characteristics predict program of Age-Related Macular Degeneration. Abnormalities seen in the photoreceptors, retinal thickness, RPE, and choroid were early changes seen on OCT that are indicators of future progression to advanced stages of AMD. The study provides new insights into AMD disease progression, and identifies OCT changes for ophthalmologists to consider when evaluating new therapies.
August 11 – Initial results of first "bionic eye" implant in New England – New England Eye Center retina specialists Michelle Liang and Andre Witkin recently performed the first “bionic eye” implant in New England here at Tufts Medical Center. This device can restore partial vision to patients who are blind from Retinitis Pigmentosis. Watch the amazing video of the patient’s first experience with the Argus II Retinal Prosthesis system following surgery.
July 31 – Dr. Peli Wins Prestigious National Optometry Award – Eli Peli, MSc, OD, FAAO, Co-Director of the Vision Rehabilitation Service at New England Eye Center, has been selected by the American Academy of Optometry as the Charles F. Prentice Medal Award Winner for this year.
June 28 – New England Eye Center doctors Michelle Liang and Andre Witkin performed the first “bionic eye” implant in New England at Tufts Medical Center. The Argus II Retinal Prosthesis system is an implant for the eye that can partially restore vision for patients who are blind from Retinitis Pigmentosa.
May 22 – NEEC's Dr. Andre Witkin was the lead author of an article on Hemorrhagic Occlusive Retinal Vasculitis, or HORV, published in the May 2017 issue of Ophthalmology. A group of ophthalmologists from the American Society of Retina Surgeons (ASRS) and the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) have identified a new syndrome which sometimes occurs after uncomplicated cataract surgery, and can result in devastating vision loss.
May 10 – NEEC Researcher Johanna M. Seddon, MD, ScM received the 2017 Mildred Weisenfeld Award for Excellence in Ophthalmology at the annual conference of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO). The award, given by Fight for Sight, was for her distinguished scholarly contributions to the clinical practice of ophthalmology. Dr. Seddon is the founding Director of the Ophthalmic Epidemiology and Genetics Service at Tufts Medical Center/New England Eye Center.
January 30 – New treatment for Glaucoma available at NEEC
November – The University of Buffalo Department of Ophthalmology announced that Dr. Johanna Seddon has been selected to receive its highest honor, the Lucien Howe Medal, in recognition of her accomplishments in ophthalmic research. The medal will be awarded in June, 2017.
November – Dr. Geetha Athappilly received a certificate from the Schwartz Center for Compassionate Healthcare for "exemplifying everyday acts of compassion in health care".
October – Glaucoma specialists Drs. Cynthia Mattox, Chandru Krishnan, Susan Liang and Alan Barlow presented a course in glaucoma surgical management at the American Academy of Ophthalmology. The course was entitled “Post-operative management of trabulectomy and glaucoma drainage implants –a video compendium of how and when to intervene.”
September – Dr. Cynthia Mattox was the Phillip P. Ellis lecturer at the Unviersity of Colorado’s 20th annual Ophthalmology symposium. A national leader in Ophthalmology health policy and reimbursement, Dr. Mattox’ topic was “Health Policy and Ophthalmology-2017 and Beyond.”
September- Dr. Seddon receives the Kreissig Award from the European Retina, Macular and Vitreous Society
June- Dr. Seddon receives prestigious Philip S. Hench Award from University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
March - Watertown office is opened
February- Dr. Seddon receives Distinguished Alumni Fellow Award from University of Pittsburgh
February 09, 2012 – New England Eye Center Retina Fellow J. Sonya Bryant, MD, has been selected to represent The Retina Society in the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) Ambassador Program. She will attend the AAO Midyear Forum in Washington, DC, April 25-28, 2012 as a guest of the organizations.
February 10, 2011 – Johanna Seddon MD to be a featured speaker at vision seminar March 5 at Harvard Medical School. Renowned expert will explain latest developments in treating age-related macular degeneration and related diseases.
October 13, 2010 – Prestigious Journal of the AMA Highlights Dr. Seddon’s Discoveries about AMD
March 23, 2010 – Dr. Eli Peli, OD, MSc, FAAO, New England Eye Center’s Director of the Vision Rehabilitation Service, is the recipient of the 2010 Otto Schade prize from the Society for Information Display (SID).
February 23, 2010 – Ophthalmology residents, medical students and practicing ophthalmologists studying eye microsurgery at New England Eye Center and Tufts University School of Medicine will be using one of the latest, most sophisticated tools from Alcon Inc. – the INFINITI® Vision System with OZil®.
January 26, 2010 – Doctors Across U.S. Teamed Up in Boston to Educate Local Sports Teams, Doctors and Other Sports-Related Medical Professionals – Focus was on Education, Diagnosis and Treatment of Sports Vision Injuries
January 25, 2010 – Dr. Eli Peli, OD, MSc, FAAO, New England Eye Center’s Director of the Vision Rehabilitation Service, is the recipient of the 2009 William Feinbloom award from the American Academy of Optometry.
Sept. 15, 2009 – Laser Treatment for Vision Loss from Branch Retinal Vein Occlusion is Safer than Corticosteroid Injections. Study shows that Laser Treatment is both safer and equally effective.
Sept. 15, 2009 - New Treatment Found to Reduce Vision Loss from Central Retinal Vein Occlusion. Eye injections of corticosteroid medication may improve patients’ vision.
Summer/Fall 2009– “Age-Related Macular Degeneration and Retinal Vascular Diseases 2009: An Intensive Review” will be held on Saturday, September 26, 2009. Contact Stephanie Dunn at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
June 20 – Tufts Eye Alumni Meeting will be held on Saturday, June 20, 2009. Contact Stephanie Dunn at email@example.com for more details.