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After cornea damage, neurotization surgery can save patients’ vision News

After cornea damage, neurotization surgery can save patients’ vision

The cornea acts as a clear, protective dome over the eye, shielding it from damage and helping bend and focus light for proper vision. The cornea is also full of nerves; in fact, it is one of the most nerve-rich areas of the body.
PRAME induces genomic instability in uveal melanoma News

PRAME induces genomic instability in uveal melanoma

E3 ubiquitin ligase Herc3 deficiency leads to accumulation of subretinal microglia and retinal neurodegeneration News

E3 ubiquitin ligase Herc3 deficiency leads to accumulation of subretinal microglia and retinal neurodegeneration

Vision depends on the delicate orchestration of many complex processes in the retina.
Miguel’s story: Seeing the world, thanks to an innovative treatment News

Miguel’s story: Seeing the world, thanks to an innovative treatment

A team of doctors at Children’s Health use a state-of-the-art treatment to save a patient’s life and his vision.
Combating Uveal Melanoma with New Treatments News

Combating Uveal Melanoma with New Treatments

UT Southwestern Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center is a leader in the diagnosis and treatment of uveal melanoma, the most common primary intraocular malignancy. J. William Harbour, M.D., who was recruited to UT Southwestern as Chair and Professor of Ophthalmology in 2021, is an internationally recognized authority on uveal melanoma.
Gene that regulates immune activity in the retina identified News

Gene that regulates immune activity in the retina identified

Lipe could play a role in macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and other eye diseases, UTSW researchers say
Novel surgical technique may be more effective in treating common eyelid disorder News

Novel surgical technique may be more effective in treating common eyelid disorder

A novel, minimally invasive surgical technique for correcting blepharoptosis – often called “droopy eyelid” – is more efficient and produces better results than the traditional method that uses sutures, according to a UT Southwestern Medical Center study.
Patients with Family History of Age-Related Macular Degeneration Should be Screened by 55 News

Patients with Family History of Age-Related Macular Degeneration Should be Screened by 55

Patients with a family history of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the leading cause of permanent vision loss in those older than 60, should visit an ophthalmologist by age 55 to be screened for signs of the disease, advises an expert at UT Southwestern Medical Center.
UT Southwestern Ophthalmologist Shares Techniques for Cataract Surgery Complications News

UT Southwestern Ophthalmologist Shares Techniques for Cataract Surgery Complications

Patients undergoing cataract surgery typically have their natural lens replaced with an artificial intraocular lens (IOL). But complications occasionally arise that require the placement of a more surgically challenging secondary IOL.
Consider risks and alternatives before deciding on LASIK surgery News

Consider risks and alternatives before deciding on LASIK surgery

UT Southwestern ophthalmologists use technology to personalize treatment as FDA urges doctors to provide more information on side effects
Intra-arterial chemotherapy delivers most precise treatment for retinoblastoma News

Intra-arterial chemotherapy delivers most precise treatment for retinoblastoma

UT Southwestern is one of a few centers around the country that offers intra-arterial chemotherapy, a targeted treatment for retinoblastoma that dramatically increases the chances of saving a child's eye.
Researchers discover new molecular driver of retinoblastoma News

Researchers discover new molecular driver of retinoblastoma

The study, led by UTSW's Chair of Ophthalmology, could lead to new treatments for deadly childhood eye cancer.

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