New Research Reveals Signs of Glaucoma May Be Detectable Years in Advance of Disease Onset
Dec 04 2023
Groundbreaking research from Yao Liu, MD and colleagues reported that low pigment density in a part of the light-sensing retina called the macula may serve as an early warning sign of glaucoma – suggesting a strategy for the testing and treatment of the disease.
The Vision Research Core has received a $3.1 million grant from the National Eye Institute to provide expertise, facilities, and equipment to foster and expand vision research across the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus.
Big Data, Big Results: UW Selected as Member of IRIS Registry Analytics Consortium
Sep 05 2023
The department is now a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology’s Intelligent Research in Sight (IRIS) Registry Analytics Consortium. This will allow the access to big data that has the potential to shape future scientific research.
Dr. Julie Mares retires after 32 years of research and service
Aug 10 2023
Mares, a professor in the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, retired from UW-Madison on July 14th after a lengthy career exploring the connections between food, a healthy lifestyle, genetics, and nutrition in preserving eye health.
Lab-Grown Retinal Eye Cells Open Door For Clinical Trials to Treat Blindness
Jan 05 2023
Retinal cells grown from stem cells can reach out and connect with neighbors, according to a new study, completing a “handshake” that may show the cells are ready for trials in humans with degenerative eye disorders.