Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences

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April, 2019

UMASS Ophthalmology at ARVO 2019

Several members of the Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences will be presenting their research at the 2019 Annual meeting of Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) from April 28-May 3. Read more ›

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April, 2019

Exciting and New: Ophthalmology Residency Training Program in UMass Medical School 

The Department of Ophthalmology at UMass is proud to announce the beginning of our newly Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)-approved Ophthalmology Residency Program. “We are committed to exceptional resident education,” the Director of Medical Education for the department, Misha Faustina, M.D., FACS stated. Read more ›

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April, 2019

UMass Researchers Win BrightFocus Grant

Dr. Haijiang Lin and Dr. Bo Tian have been awarded a competitive grant from BrightFocus (, a prestigious research foundation. As part of this grant, investigators will study the molecular mechanism of the progression of age related macular degeneration (AMD). Read more ›

UMass Researchers Photo

April, 2019

Dr. Kathy Colby Introduces New Thoughts About Fuchs’ Endothelial Dystrophy 

Kathryn Colby, MD, PhD, an internationally renowned academic cornea specialist, was April’s Vision Seminar guest speaker. Dr. Colby serves as Chair of Ophthalmology at the University of Chicago, where she is the Louis Block Professor. Read more ›

Dr. Kathy Colby's photo

March, 2019

Dr. Hadad Completes 3 months of research rotation at the Eye Center as part of the UMass Ben Gurion Student Exchange Program

Aviel Hadad, M.D., M.P.H. enjoyed the last 3 months in a research rotation at the Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, as part of the UMass Ben Gurion exchange program.  Dr. Hadad is originally from Kibbutz Keramim in southern Israel. Read more ›

Dr. Aviel Haddad’s photos