Eye Institute Hosts 51st Annual Ophthalmology Conference

May 18, 2006

The University of Rochester Eye Institute will host its 51st annual ophthalmology conference Friday and Saturday at the Kornberg Medical Research Building at the University of Rochester Medical Center.

The event will feature some of the most respected ophthalmologists as guest lecturers, as well as experts from the University of Rochester, with a focus on the most advanced clinically relevant research and technology, says Steven E. Feldon, M.D., M.B.A., chair of the Department of Ophthalmology and director of the University of Rochester Eye Institute. Ophthalmic professionals also will present compelling topics based on their own specialties.

Topics will include findings in the areas of retina, glaucoma, neuro-ophthalmology and plastics, and pediatric ophthalmology.

Internationally recognized leaders in ophthalmology include: Neil Bressler, M.D., chief of the Retinal Division, Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine; Susan Bressler, M.D., the Julia G. Levy, Ph.D. Professor of Ophthalmology, Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine; John Hurwitz, M.D., FRCSC, chair of the Department of Ophthalmology and Vision Sciences, University of Toronto, ophthalmologist-in-chief of Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto; Norah Lincoff, M.D., associate professor of Neurology and Ophthalmology, SUNY Buffalo School of Medicine; Robert Notz, M.D., section head of the Department of Ophthalmology, Penn State Geisinger Medical Center; George Temnycky, M.D., Ph.D., clinical instructor at SUNY Upstate Medical Center.

University of Rochester experts consist of faculty from the Eye Institute, including Director Steven E. Feldon, M.D., M.B.A.; James Aquavella, M.D.; Deborah Friedman, M.D.; Shakeel Shareef, M.D.; Matt Gearinger, M.D.; Mina Chung, M.D.; and David DiLoreto, M.D., Ph.D.

For Media Inquiries:
Karin Christensen
(585) 275-1311
Email Karin Christensen