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July, 2020

COVID-19 Safety Measures

Your health is our top priority — now and always. We’re enhancing our already high standards to ensure the safety of all our patients and caregivers. This video highlights the many safe care processes at the hospitals and community clinics of UMass Memorial Medical Center and UMass Memorial Medical Group. Trust that you are safe with UMass Memorial.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

June, 2020

American Macular Degeneration Foundation donates $100K for Dr. Seddon’s research

Macular degeneration is degrading Chip Goehring’s eyesight, but it has not diminished his vision for supporting research that may one day help to cure the most common cause of blindness in people over the age of 60. Read more ›

Dr. Seddon’s photo

June, 2020

Inaugural Virtual Ophthamology Conference: Ben-Gurion/UMass Collaboration

The Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences at the University of Massachusetts Medical School and the Department of Ophthalmology, Soroka University Medical Center Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheva, Israel held a virtual conference to discuss COVID-19 pandemic experiences in academic settings. Read more ›


June, 2020

Hemant Khanna awarded a grant from Foundation Fighting Blindness to study retinitis pigmentosa

The Individual Investigator Research Grant application of Dr. Hemant Khanna, Associate Professor in the Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences, UMass Medical School, has been selected for funding by the Foundation Fighting Blindness. The funding decisions are made through a rigorous review process of the Executive Scientific Advisory Board Committee, which consists of the field’s leading researchers. Read more ›

Dr. Hemant Khanna

June, 2020

Eye Center Embraces Community Change

The year 2020 held significant meaning and high expectations for the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences. What started off as a joyous celebration of the Year of the Eye – with the completion of the first year of their residency program and anticipation of a new clinic location in Northborough – quickly shifted focus to all things COVID-19 and efforts to keep our community members and caregivers safe. Read more ›

Eye Logo 2020