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Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences

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October, 2019

New Eye Simulator for UMass Ophthalmology Residents

The Ophthalmology Residency Program at UMass recently introduced a brand new, state-of-the-art surgical and medical simulator to the Department. After an orientation and training session in July, the Residents have now started to use the surgical simulators as often as weekly for clinical and surgical skills practice. Read more ›

New Eye Simulator

September, 2019

Dr. Jennifer Lim Opens the New Academic Year’s Vision Seminar Series

Jennifer Lim, MD, the Marion H. Schenk Chair Professor of Ophthalmology, and the director of the Retina Service, University of Illinois at Chicago, Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary in Chicago, was the honorable first Vision Seminar guest for the new academic year. Read more ›

Dr. Jennifer Lim

September, 2019

UMass Medical School Licenses Gene Therapy Program Utilizing Mini-Gene Approach for Leber Congenital Amaurosis Type 10 to Iveric Bio

The University of Massachusetts Medical School has licensed the exclusive global rights to develop and commercialize novel adeno-associated virus (AAV) gene therapy product candidates for the treatment of Leber Congenital Amaurosis type 10 (LCA10) to IVERIC bio, Inc. Read more ›

Guangping Gao, PhD and Hemant Khanna, PhD

September, 2019

Eye Center’s Families Get Together to Celebrate the End of Summer

Eye Team families got together on Sunday morning at Dean Park in Shrewsbury to celebrate the end of summer. Eye team members brought along their loved ones: spouses, children, significant others, and pets to share a fun memorable morning together. It was a terrific team-building event. Read more ›

Eye Picnic 2019

September, 2019

Residents Embark on First Wellness Walk with the Chair 

The Ophthalmology residency program at UMass was approved in April 2019 and the inaugural class of residents, Dr. Soraiya Thura and Dr. Saad Al-Kadhi started their residency training program in July 2019. Read more ›

Walk with the Chair

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