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IU School of Medicine study shows plants could hold secret for treating common eye diseases

Scientists from the Indiana University School of Medicine’s Eugene and Marilyn Glick Eye Institute and their British counterparts tested chemical compounds from a family of plants—Hyacinthaceae—and found that certain compounds could have the potential to treat abnormal blood vessel growth within the eye.  Read more here.  

Professor’s trip shows department’s global reach

April Jones, OD, recently returned from a volunteer trip to Africa with an international nonprofit organization dedicated to helping those with limited access to eye care. The group, Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity, or VOSH, is a non-governmental organization founded in 1971 that relies on the goodwill of its physician-members to operate clinics on mission trips around the globe. Read more here.

Raising awareness of eye conditions

Louis B. Cantor, MD, and Melanie Pickett, OD, shared information about low vision with the IU School of Medicine community in February for Low Vision Awareness Month; and duing World Glaucoma Week in March, Alon Harris, MS, PhD, FARVO, shared new insights of the causes of glaucoma and the work being done at the IU School of Medicine Glaucoma Research and Diagnostic Center.

Department of Ophthalmology faculty named “Top Docs” by Indianapolis Monthly

IU School of Medicine Department of Ophthalmology faculty named 2018 Top Docs by Indianapolis Monthly:

Rudy Yung, MD
Dan Neely, MD
David Plager, MD
Derek Sprunger, MD
Lou Cantor, MD
Gavin Roberts, MD

IU School of Medicine Department of Ophthalmology faculty named 2017 Top Docs by Indianapolis Monthly:

Lou Cantor, MD
Dan Neely, MD
David Plager, MD
Derek Sprunger, MD
Rudy Yung, MD

IU professor awarded $89,000 grant

An Indiana University School of Medicine associate professor has been awarded a grant to study enzyme interaction with blood vessel growth. Tim Corson, PhD, Eugene and Marilyn Glick Eye Institute’s Director of Basic and Translational Research, was awarded an $89,000 grant from the Carl Marshall Reeves and Mildred Almen Reeves Foundation to conduct research on the role of an enzyme important in the new blood vessel growth observed in age-related macular degeneration (AMD).