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September, 2016
Once again Vision Seminar Series demonstrates considerable value for our attendees.

On Thursday September 15, 2016 Dr. David Hinkle presented key novel finds associated with Drug/Vaccine induced Uveitis part of the UMass Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences Vision Seminar Series. Read more ›


 

September, 2016
Retina Service Acquires ERG machine for clinical practice, first and only in Worcester area.

The Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences has officially acquired ERG (electroretinogram) machine. The machine will be utilized in the Retina service and will be the first and only machine in the Worcester area. The ERG test can aid Retina specialist in detecting electrical activity and abnormal function of the retina. Read more ›

 




 

Dr. Haijiang Lin joins our faculty TeamAugust, 2016
Dr. Haijiang Lin joins our faculty team

The Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences is proud to welcome Haijiang Lin, M.D., Ph.D.  as a faculty member. Dr. Lin is an ophthalmologist fellowship trained in medical retina. Dr. Lin will serve as a general ophthalmologist, and will provide excellent eye care for patients suffering from multiple eye conditions, including eyeglasses prescription, cataracts, glaucoma, dry eye, diabetic retinopathy, retinal vascular disease, and age-related macular degeneration. Read more ›

 

 

 

Promising efforts to accurately identify early Diabetic Retinopathy changes

August, 2016
Promising efforts to accurately identify early Diabetic Retinopathy changes

The Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences is working on developing a non-invasive system for the early and accurate diagnosis of diabetic retinopathy. Shlomit Schaal, M.D., Ph.D.  is the clinical principal investigator and Ayman El-Baz, Ph.D. is the engineering principal investigator. Promising early data that was recently analyzed revealed accurate identification of diabetes changes in the retina in more than 97% of the subjects. These early changes could have not been identified without the use of the novel software. Read more ›

 

 August, 2016Successful launch of Vision Seminar Series at UMass Ophthalmology
Successful launch of Vision Seminar Series at UMass Ophthalmology

The Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Massachusetts Medical School launches a new Vision Seminar Series that is open to the public inviting practicing ophthalmologists form the surrounding neighborhoods to share their experiences and knowledge with scientists and clinicians of the Department of Ophthalmology. The inaugural seminar was a big success. Read more ›

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