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November 2016arrow

UC Davis Eye Center grateful patient named Outstanding Benefactor of the Year

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 2016arrow

Nearly 10 million U.S. adults severely nearsighted

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 2016arrow

Device worn on eyeglasses offers hope for people with low vision

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 2016arrow

Sacramento donor makes $38.5 million gift to 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.

Media Advisory: Largest total gift from individual donor in UC Davis history to be announced

March 9, 2016

The largest total gift from an individual donor in UC Davis' 108-year history will be announced.

February 2016arrow

UC Davis optometrist starts term as president of Scleral Lens Education Society

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 2015arrow

Lam receives $4 million in NIH grants for novel cancer research

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 2015arrow

UC Davis neuroscientist recognized for color vision and aging contributions

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 2015arrow

Media Advisory: On-the-ground training for flying eye physicians and nurses

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 2014arrow

UC Davis eye surgeon receives Castroviejo Medal from the Cornea Society

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 2014arrow

UC Davis and Orbis partner in telemedicine initiative to treat, prevent blindness

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 2013arrow

Sports vision specialist receives "40 Under 40" recognition

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 2013arrow

Eye specialist to develop novel eye imaging technologies

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 2013arrow

Researchers find diminished balance in those with poor vision

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 2013arrow

Mannis recognized for contributions to ophthalmology

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 2013arrow

UC Davis ophthalmology resident receives national fellowship award

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 2013arrow

Opposites attract: How cells and fragments move in electric fields

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 2012arrow

UC Davis researchers clarify process controlling night vision

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.

Scleral lenses benefit patients with corneal irregularities, severe dry eyes

October 8, 2012

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 2012arrow

Telescopic implant restores vision in patient with advanced macular degeneration

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 2012arrow

UC Davis eye surgeon brings vision to El Salvador

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]

May 2012arrow

Keeping an eye on solar eclipse safety

May 15, 2012

Northern Californians are in for a solar treat as the moon's shadow sweeps across the Earth to create an annular eclipse of the sun on, appropriately, Sunday, May 20. [en español]

April 2012arrow

UC Davis ophthalmologist recognized for establishing eye-banking and tissue-donation services

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 2012arrow

UC Davis ophthalmology professor to deliver keynote lecture at glaucoma society meeting

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 2012arrow

ORBIS CEO to speak on treating blindness in the developing world

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.

October 2011arrow

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 2011arrow

Keltner honored by Ohio Wesleyan University

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 2011arrow

Susanna Soon-Chun Park receives 2011 Joan Oettinger Memorial Award

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.

April 2011arrow

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 2011arrow

UC Davis Medical Center ranks first among U.S. News & World Report's Best Hospitals in Sacramento

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.

UC Davis eye disease specialist honored for contributions to neuro-ophthalmology

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. 

August 2010arrow

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 2010arrow

Chair of UC Davis ophthalmology department receives prestigious honor from University of San Marco

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 2010arrow

Mannis awarded for contributions to ophthalmic education and eye banking in Latin America

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.

Study uncovers cost-effective alternative to eye drops for those at risk for developing glaucoma

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 2010arrow

UC Davis researcher receives grant to study how cells sense electric fields

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.

Artificial muscles restore ability to blink, save eyesight

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 2009arrow

Wilson to highlight racial and ethnic health disparities

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 2009arrow

Burns selected for award from Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology

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 2009arrow

Eight faculty at UC Davis School of Medicine selected for Dean's Awards

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.

Werner receives prestigious Pisart Vision Award

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 2008arrow

$5 million grant extends research partnership to image the living eye at UC Davis

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 2008arrow

MEDIA ADVISORY: UC DAVIS HEALTH SYSTEM EYE CENTER CELEBRATES COMPLETION OF LANDMARK GLAUCOMA STUDY

September 19, 2008

Nearly half of the 116 study participants from Sacramento and as far away as Portland, Ore., will attend the event.

Participants in UC Davis' landmark glaucoma study celebrate study's completion and findings

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.

Ophthalmology department renamed UC Davis Health System Eye Center

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 2008arrow

Older corneas suitable for transplantation, study shows

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.

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Werner receives $75,000 grant from Research to Prevent Blindness

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 2007arrow

Same Day Surgery Center eases pressure on California's busiest operating rooms

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 2007arrow

Two UC Davis medical students awarded prestigious research fellowships

May 8, 2007

Two UC Davis School of Medicine students have been awarded research training fellowships from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.

October 2005arrow

UC DAVIS OPHTHALMOLOGIST TO EXAMINE ANCIENT CHILEAN MUMMY EYES

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.

September 2005arrow

UC Davis opthalmology department receives $110,000 research award to prevent blindness

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 2004arrow

SIGHT RESTORED IN CARMICHAEL MAN AFTER MORE THAN 30 YEARS OF BLINDNESS

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 2003arrow

NEW POSTAGE STAMP FEATURES PHOTO BY UC DAVIS PHYSICIAN

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 2001arrow

PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR AWARD-WINNING STUDY OF COLOR VISION AND THE AGING EYE

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 2000arrow

OPHTHALMOLOGY DEPARTMENT RECEIVES $110,000 GRANT

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 2000arrow

MALES NEEDED FOR STUDY OF COLOR BLINDNESS

June 12, 2000

Researchers in the UC Davis Department of Ophthalmology are seeking males for a study of color vision and aging.

First bioengineered cornea studies reported

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 2000arrow

WINNER OF PRESTIGIOUS PROFESSORSHIP JOINS UC DAVIS OPHTHALMOLOGY FACULTY

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 1998arrow

OPHTHALMOLOGISTS RECEIVE GRANTS TO PREVENT BLINDNESS

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 1996arrow

UC Davis Ophthalmologist Recognized for Lifelong Contributions to Eye Banking

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 1996arrow

OPHTHALMOLOGISTS RECEIVE GRANT TO PREVENT BLINDNESS

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 1996arrow

UC DAVIS INVESTIGATORS AWARDED FUNDS FOR EYE RESEARCH

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 1995arrow

OPHTHALMOLOGISTS RECEIVE GRANT TO PREVENT 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.