DOVS at ARVO 2024

The UW Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences is pleased to have many colleagues presenting and participating at this year’s Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology annual meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Nanoparticles subdue antibiotic-resistant bacteria’s defences while enhancing innate immunity

A method for overcoming antibiotic resistance uses multimodal nanoparticles that target bacterial defence mechanisms while enhancing the innate immune response. The rise in antibiotic resistance is considered a slow-moving medical catastrophe, as these revolutionary drugs that have kept us relatively safe from bacterial infection for decades are losing their efficacy. In part due to their co-evolution, bacterial pathogens have developed mechanisms to resist almost every antibiotic on the market and we are in desperate need for new, innovative approaches. Writing in Nature Nanotechnology, Zhu et al. present a nanoparticle-based possibility, in which they target bacterial defence mechanisms while simultaneously enhancing the ability of the host immune cells to fight infection.

UW Faculty Present at 2024 AUPO Annual Meeting

University of Wisconsin Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences faculty members and staff will present at the 2024 Association of University Professors of Ophthalmology (AUPO) Annual Meeting in Austin, Texas January 31 – February 3, 2024.

Clinical Trial Offers Promising Therapeutic Option to Patients with Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

The Clinical Eye Research Unit (CERU) at the University of Wisconsin–Madison Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences has been instrumental in the approval of a new treatment option for patients with exudative age-related macular degeneration (wet AMD).

UW Ophthalmologist Travels to Paraguay in the Fight Against Childhood Vision Loss

As a pediatric ophthalmologist with longstanding involvement in global education, Yasmin S. Bradfield has gone to great lengths to combat childhood vision loss. In fact, she recently traveled more than 5,000 miles from her Madison, Wisconsin clinic to Asunción, Paraguay.