Fight against the San Francisco Bay currents and blindness in the 5th Annual Alcatraz Swim for Sight on Sunday, October 23, 2016. Sign up now to secure your spot in this coveted 100-person, community-based swim benefiting That Man May See, the support foundation for vision scientists at UCSF Ophthalmology. You will be inspired by those around you and experience […]
UCSF’s outstanding new Ophthalmology residents begin promising careers by immersing themselves in clinical care. Working alongside renowned faculty, they learn leading-edge practices across all areas of ophthalmology. Rotations at San Francisco General Hospital, the San Francisco Veterans Hospital and clinics on the Parnassus and Mission Bay campuses give them broad experience. Please meet the new class (from left): Catherine Sun, MD […]Residents
The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation has awarded clinician scientist Jay Stewart, MD, $110,000 to study how sugar affects the vitreous gel of diabetes patients. The vitreous gel fills the space between the eye’s lens and retina. The studies will test the hypothesis that as the vitreous gel is exposed to sugar in diabetes, it is damaged […]Diabetic Retinopathy
Cataract specialist Saras Ramanathan, MD, has a passion for teaching complex cataract surgery and for mentoring young ophthalmologists in training. Her focus and commitment to both endeavors have brought her recognition for outstanding teaching at the University of Chicago, Johns Hopkins University’s Wilmer Eye Institute, California Pacific Medical Center, and now at UCSF. “I define my success in […]Cataracts
Stephen D. McLeod, MD, chair of the Department of Ophthalmology, has been appointed to the National Advisory Eye Council. This committee advises the National Eye Institute on funding decisions, initiatives, and strategic planning. Dr. McLeod leads a department that has risen to the top six in federal vision research funding. As a well-respected clinician researcher, […]
The Argus II Retinal Prosthesis System, now approved for US commercial use, was tested at UCSF and other leading eye centers. Eugene de Juan Jr., MD, the ophthalmology department’s Jean Kelly Stock Distinguished Professor, cofounded Second Sight, which produces the system. UCSF plans to provide the device to Bay Area patients later this year.
When their teacher had a baby born with cataracts, students from Heidi Giammona’s class at Sacred Heart School in Saratoga went into action. They studied the eye disease to learn more, and they campaigned for support to help others. Forty students, parents, and teachers from Saratoga arrived at the Koret Vision Research Laboratories to present […]