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November 16, 2016
Ernest E. Tschannen, whose historic $38.5 million total gift to UC Davis will transform eye care in the Sacramento region and beyond for generations to come, today received the Outstanding Benefactor award from the California Capital Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals.
June 22, 2016
A new study by investigators at the American Academy of Ophthalmology, Genentech, the National Institutes of Health and UC Davis Eye Center has found that 9.6 million U.S. adults are highly myopic, or severely nearsighted, and of those, nearly 820,000 have a degenerative form of the disease and more than 41,000 suffer myopic choroidal neovascularization, a complication that can cause long-term vision loss, especially in women.
May 5, 2016
A miniature camera using optical character-recognition technology, mounted onto the eyeglasses of people who are considered legally blind, dramatically improves their ability to read an email, newspaper article, menu or page in a book, a study by researchers with UC Davis Health System.
March 10, 2016
UC Davis Eye Center and the Center for Vision Sciences. These gifts make Tschannen (pronounced CHAN-nen) the largest individual donor to UC Davis in the university’s 108-year history.
March 9, 2016
The largest total gift from an individual donor in UC Davis' 108-year history will be announced.
February 1, 2016
Melissa Barnett, principal optometrist at the UC Davis Eye Center, is the new president of the Scleral Lens Education Society, an international organization that teaches practitioners the science and art of prescribing scleral contact lenses and supports public education.
November 18, 2015
Kit Lam, professor and chair of the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine, has been awarded two major, multi-disciplinary U01 grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the first to investigate use of a new tool to visualize cancer tumor growth and response to nanoparticle drugs, and the other to develop a new 4-D imaging tool to advance the understanding of how the nucleus functions in living cells.
April 1, 2015
John S. Werner, a UC Davis neuroscientist and international authority on visual perception, has been selected to receive the 2015 Verriest Medal from the International Colour Vision Society for his contributions to understanding the structural and functional basis of color vision, how and why vision changes across the life span, and factors that contribute to loss of vision associated with disease. He will receive the award at the society’s biennial symposium in Sendai, Japan, on July 4.
March 5, 2015
Eleven staff from Orbis International, including ophthalmologists and nurses, will further enhance their critical-care skills and build their abilities to work as a team when they train at the UC Davis Center for Virtual Care.
July 24, 2014
Mark J. Mannis, professor and chair of the Department of Ophthalmology and Vision Science and director of the UC Davis Eye Center, has received the Castroviejo Medal from the Cornea Society for his significant contributions in the field of cornea and anterior segment surgery. The medal, named in honor of Ramon Castroviejo, the father of modern corneal transplant surgery and the inspiration for the founding of the Cornea Society, is the society's highest honor.
May 22, 2014
Today, UC Davis Health System and Orbis International, a leading global non-governmental organization (NGO) that works to eliminate avoidable blindness, signed an agreement of cooperation that will expand the use of telemedicine technology to help treat and prevent blindness in the developing world.
December 17, 2013
UC Davis eye specialist Khizer Khaderi, age 35, is combining expertise in neuro-opthalmology with technological know-how to develop new tools to improve vision and patient care, from athletes in training to individuals with traumatic brain injury.
July 15, 2013
UC Davis Health System’s Eye Center has received a $250,000 Career Development Award from Research to Prevent Blindness to support the research of Ala Moshiri, an assistant professor of ophthalmology and director of electrophysiology services at the Eye Center.
June 6, 2013
UC Davis Health System Eye Center research has found that visually impaired individuals and those with uncorrected refractive error — those who could benefit from glasses to achieve normal vision but don’t wear glasses — have a significantly greater risk of diminished balance with their eyes closed on a compliant, foam surface than individuals with normal vision.
May 2, 2013
Mark J. Mannis, director of the UC Davis Eye Center, has been named to the University of Florida College of Medicine’s Wall of Fame.
April 23, 2013
UC Davis ophthalmology resident Bobeck Modjtahedi has been awarded one of this year’s prestigious Heed Fellowships. A graduate of UC Davis and UC Davis School of Medicine, Modjtahedi will finish his residency training at the UC Davis Eye Center in June and then continue postgraduate training at Massachusetts Eye and Ear, a Harvard Medical School teaching hospital in Boston.
March 28, 2013
Like tiny, crawling compass needles, whole living cells and cell fragments orient and move in response to electric fields — but in opposite directions, scientists at the University of California, Davis, have found.
October 17, 2012
On the road at night or on a tennis court at dusk, the eye can be deceived. Vision is not as sharp as in the light of day, and detecting a bicyclist on the road or a careening tennis ball can be tough. New research reveals the key chemical process that corrects for potential visual errors in low-light conditions. Understanding this fundamental step could lead to new treatments for visual deficits, or might one day boost normal night vision to new levels.
October 8, 2012
A UC Davis Health System Eye Center study found that scleral lenses, which rest beyond the limits of the cornea and cover the white part of the eye (sclera), were a good alternative for patients with corneal abnormalities whose vision could not be corrected with other types of contact lenses or glasses. The study was published in the journal Eye & Contact Lens.
September 11, 2012
Surgeons at UC Davis Medical Center have successfully implanted a new telescope implant in the eye of a patient with end-stage age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the most advanced form of the disease and a leading cause of blindness in older Americans. [en español]
August 29, 2012
The humanitarian act of cornea donation -- a gift from a donor to recipient -- went worldwide recently, with the help of Mark J. Mannis, Ocular Director for Sierra Donor Services, and its parent company, DCI Donor Services. Mannis is also professor and chair of ophthalmology & vision science and director of the Eye Center at UC Davis Health System. [en español]
April 24, 2012
Mark J. Mannis, an international authority on corneal transplantation and external diseases of the eye, will receive the 2011-12 Distinguished Scholarly Public Service Award from the UC Davis Academic Senate at a reception on May 2. [en español]
February 17, 2012
James D. Brandt, professor of ophthalmology and vision science and director of the Glaucoma Service at the UC Davis Eye Center, will deliver the Clinician-Scientist Lecture at the 22nd annual meeting of the American Glaucoma Society on March 3 in New York.
January 11, 2012
UC Davis Health System and the UC Davis Eye Center welcome guest speaker Barbara Ann DeBuono, president and CEO of ORBIS International, the global health organization that works to prevent and treat blindness in the developing world.
UC Davis researchers receive $1.8 million grant to study cellular changes in age-related macular degeneration
October 3, 2011
UC Davis researchers have been awarded a three-year, $1.8 million grant from the National Eye Institute to study the cellular changes that cause age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the leading cause of vision impairment among older Americans.
June 9, 2011
John L. Keltner, professor and chair emeritus of the UC Davis Department of Ophthalmology and Vision Science, recently was honored by Ohio Wesleyan University for his outstanding achievements in the field of neuro-ophthalmology. Keltner is a 1961 graduate of Ohio Wesleyan, a nationally renowned liberal arts college in Ohio.
May 26, 2011
Susanna Soon-Chun Park, a professor of ophthalmology in the UC Davis Health System Eye Center, is the recipient of the 2011 Joan Oettinger Memorial Award for her cutting-edge research into the use of radiotherapy as a treatment for ocular melanoma and other eye conditions.
UC Davis study shows Avastin and Lucentis equally effective in treating age-related macular degeneration
April 29, 2011
UC Davis ophthalmologists are among the group of national researchers reporting results from the first year of a two-year clinical trial that showed Avastin, a drug approved to treat some cancers that is commonly used off-label to treat age-related macular degeneration (AMD), is as effective as the Food and Drug Administration-approved drug Lucentis for treating AMD.
March 29, 2011
UC Davis Medical Center ranks as the top hospital in Sacramento with nine high-performing medical specialties, according to the new "Best Hospitals metro area rankings" published today by U.S. News & World Report.
March 10, 2011
John L. Keltner, professor and director of Research and Faculty Development at the UC Davis Health System Eye Center, has received the North American Neuro-ophthalmology Society Distinguished Service Award for 2011.
UC Davis ophthalmology researchers part of team selected for award celebrating top high-technology products
August 10, 2010
John Werner and Robert Zawadzki, researchers in the UC Davis Health System Eye Center, have received an R&D 100 Award from R&D Magazine for developing a non-invasive system for producing compact, ultra-high resolution, three-dimensional retinal imaging at the cellular level in real-time.
April 2, 2010
Mark Mannis, professor and chair of the UC Davis Department of Ophthalmology and Vision Science and the UC Davis Eye Center, recently was awarded the title of Doctor Honoris Causa by the National University of San Marcos (Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos) in Lima, Peru.
March 16, 2010
Mark J. Mannis, professor and chair of the UC Davis Health System Eye Center, has received the Moacyr Alvaro Gold Medal from the Federal University of Sao Paulo for his contributions to Latin American ophthalmic education and eye banking.
March 12, 2010
Most people at risk for developing glaucoma due to high eye pressure do not need treatment, according to a large, multi-center study, in which the UC Davis Health System Eye Center played a central role.
January 26, 2010
Learning how living cells can detect and respond to electric fields is the aim of a $570,000, three-year grant from the National Science Foundation to Min Zhao, professor of dermatology and ophthalmology at the UC Davis Health System and Center for Neuroscience.
January 18, 2010
Surgeons from UC Davis Medical Center have demonstrated that artificial muscles can restore the ability of patients with facial paralysis to blink, a development that could benefit the thousands of people each year who no longer are able to close their eyelids due to combat-related injuries, stroke, nerve injury or facial surgery.
November 23, 2009
M. Roy Wilson, a leading ophthalmologist and chancellor of the University of Colorado Denver, will speak on “Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities: Historical, Institutional and Personal Views” on Thursday, Dec. 3, 2009, at 5 p.m. in Sacramento.
April 23, 2009
Marie Burns, associate professor in the UC Davis Department of Ophthalmology and Vision Science and a member of the UC Davis Center for Neuroscience, is the 2009 recipient of the Cogan Award. The award, bestowed by the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, recognizes a researcher 40 years or younger who has made important contributions to research in ophthalmology or visual science that are directly related to disorders of the human eye or visual system, and who shows substantial promise for future research.
January 30, 2009
Eight faculty members have been selected to receive two awards from the Office of Faculty Development: the Dean’s Award for Excellence and the Dean’s Award for Excellence in Mentoring.
January 5, 2009
John S. Werner, professor in the UC Davis Health System Eye Center, has received the Lighthouse International Pisart Vision Award, a major U.S. prize honoring people who have made an extraordinary contribution to the prevention, cure or treatment of severe vision impairment or blindness.
December 29, 2008
The National Eye Institute has awarded a $5 million research grant to UC Davis ophthalmologist John S. Werner and researchers at three other universities to continue the development of technology for three-dimensional imaging of cells in the living eye.
September 19, 2008
Nearly half of the 116 study participants from Sacramento and as far away as Portland, Ore., will attend the event.
September 18, 2008
Michael Gallagher, a former U.S. Air Force pilot, is among the 116 UC Davis patients with glaucoma who participated in the landmark Ocular Hypertension Treatment Study and will attend a special event to celebrate the completion of the 15-year study. Started in 1994, the national study included 1,636 people 40 to 80 years of age. UC Davis had the largest patient base of the 22 centers that participated.
September 18, 2008
To reflect its unique value to patients more accurately, as well as the stature of its patient-care and research activities, the UC Davis Department of Ophthalmology and Vision Science is now the UC Davis Health System Eye Center.
April 1, 2008
The age pool of corneas for transplant should be expanded to include donors up to 75 years of age, based on findings from a study funded by the National Eye Institute (NEI), one of the National Institutes of Health. Corneal transplants using tissue from older donors have similar rates of survival to those using tissue from younger donors.
January 4, 2008
John Werner, a professor in the UC Davis Department of Ophthalmology and one of the world's leading authorities in vision science, has received a $75,000 grant from Research to Prevent Blindness.
November 30, 2007
UC Davis Health System's new Same Day Surgery Center is reducing demands on the hospital's main operating rooms — the busiest in California — by providing an outpatient setting for low-risk, high-volume and noninvasive surgeries.
May 8, 2007
Two UC Davis School of Medicine students have been awarded research training fellowships from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.
October 18, 2005
Over the next week, UC Davis ophthalmologist William Lloyd will dissect and examine the eyes of two North Chilean mummies for evidence of various diseases and medical conditions.
RESEARCH TO PREVENT BLINDNESS AWARDS $110,000 TO UC DAVIS DEPARTMENT OF OPHTHALMOLOGY AND VISUAL SCIENCES
September 7, 2005
September 7, 2005
The UC Davis Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences has received a grant of $110,000 from Research to Prevent Blindness to support research into the causes, treatment and prevention of blinding eye diseases.
June 5, 2004
UC Davis ophthalmologists discuss their successful use of a synthetic cornea to restore sight for a Carmichael man. The surgical bandages came off eight days ago, and on Monday the patient will share the story of seeing his wife and daughters for the first time in more than three decades.
March 3, 2003
UC Davis ophthalmologist James Brandt will exhibit and discuss a new U.S. postage stamp featuring his photograph of a brown pelican. The stamp, which will be issued in March, commemorates the centennial of the Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge in Sebastian, Fla. Brandt took the photograph two years ago while he was attending an ophthalmology meeting in Sarasota.
June 18, 2001
Researchers in the UC Davis Department of Ophthalmology are seeking individuals between the ages of 16 and 90 to participate in a study of vision and aging. Researchers are particularly interested in recruiting African Americans and Hispanics to the study as well as individuals older than 65.
September 14, 2000
The Department of Ophthalmology at the UC Davis School of Medicine and Medical Center has received a $110,000 grant from Research to Prevent Blindness (RPB) to support research into the causes, treatment and prevention of blinding eye diseases.
June 12, 2000
Researchers in the UC Davis Department of Ophthalmology are seeking males for a study of color vision and aging.
June 12, 2000
In separate reports this month, two groups of scientists announce they have restored eyesight to patients with previously untreatable corneal damage, using novel tissue bioengineering techniques.
February 16, 2000
The UC Davis School of Medicine has been awarded a $375,000 Jules and Doris Stein Research to Prevent Blindness Professorship to support eye research by John S. Werner, a new member of the UC Davis Department of Ophthalmology.
September 14, 1998
Ophthalmologists at the UC Davis School of Medicine and Medical Center have received a $100,000 grant and a $20,000 Research Manpower Award from Research to Prevent Blindness to support research into the causes, treatment and prevention of blinding diseases.
August 28, 1996
Mark Mannis, director of the Cornea and External Disease Service and professor in the Department of Ophthalmology at UC Davis School of Medicine and Medical Center is the 1996 recipient of the R. Townley Paton Award.
July 16, 1996
John L. Keltner, professor and chair of the Department of Ophthalmology at the UC Davis School of Medicine and Medical Center, has received a $100,000 grant from Research to Prevent Blindness (RPB) to support clinical and basic research studies into the causes, treatment and prevention of blinding diseases.
February 8, 1996
Two researchers at the UC Davis School of Medicine and Medical Center have been awarded grants from the Research to Prevent Blindness (RPB), a voluntary organization that supports studies of the causes, treatment and prevention of eye diseases leading to blindness.
July 17, 1995
Ophthalmologists at the UC Davis School of Medicine and Medical Center have received a $100,000 grant from Research to Prevent Blindness to support clinical and basic research studies into the causes, treatment and prevention of blinding diseases.