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August 4, 2020, AARP. Dr. Christian Klein discusses how cataracts affect vision as we age.

June 5, 2020, RIT University News Services. RIT faculty earns NIH grant to use virtual reality to help stroke patients regain lost vision. Scientists from Rochester Institute of Technology and the University of Rochester aim to use virtual reality to help restore vision for people with stroke-induced blindness.

April, 14, 2019, UR News Center. Women of Invention series. . .Jannick Rolland, director of the Center of Freeform Optics, has 35 patents to her name and is listed among the top women pioneers in augmented and virtual reality.

April, 12, 2019, UR News Center. Women of Invention series. . .From the very beginning of her career, Krystel Huxlin has looked for big problems to solve. Now she’s doing something about a very big problem indeed: Loss of vision after a stroke or brain injury.​ 

 October 24, 2017, as 13WHAM reports, FEI Doctors Mina Chung and Ajay Kuriyan say the implantation of the bionic eye is not just a first for the University of Rochester, it is a first in the state of New York.

October 19, 2017, Dr. Ajay Kuriyan, retina specialist, is quoted in "The Atlantic" article concerning stem cell treatment and detached retinas

October 17, 2017, Dr. Michael DePaolis discusses the link between ocular and systemic health in Healio's article "Today's Optometrist must look beyond the eye".

September 28, 2017, FuzeHub awards a grant to UR and UB for research to develop a new method to manufacture contact lenses.

September 6, 2017, Ruchira Singh, PhD, assistant professor at the Flaum Eye Institute, develops a new model for hard-to-study form of blindness paving the way for future research.

On May 5, 2017, 13 WHAM reports, Eye therapy gives sight back to stroke survivors. "We are trying to make the blind parts of the visual field see again", says Krystel Huxlin, PhD, Professor of Ophthalmology.

On April 12, 2017, Science Blog's article "Retraining the Brain to See After Stroke" explains the type of visual training patients are undergoing designed by researchers at the University of Rochester Medical Center's Flaum Eye Institute.

On February 17, 2017, Dr. Richard Libby, PhD is awarded the 2017 Shaffer Prize for Innovative Glaucoma Research. 

Flaum Eye Institute is one of five institutions worldwide partnering with Microsoft Intelligence Network. "The Flaum Eye Institute is proud and excited to be a part of this international network,” said Steven E. Feldon, M.D., M.B.A.,chair of the Department of Ophthalmology. “The network will offer great opportunities to leverage data science and preventative medicine to improve vision worldwide, which aligns with several elements of University of Rochester and URMC strategic plans."

On November 14, 2016, Rajeev Ramchandran, MD is interviewed by Rochester's Democrat and Chronicle, "It's easy to ignore diabetes. Here's why you shouldn't"

Steven Feldon, MD, MBA will be honored by the Association for Blind and Visually Impaired on Saturday, April 9, 2016.

Scott MacRae, MD talked with Cosmopolitan (March 21) about what never to do with your contacts.

Kids Reaching Hearts Through Performing Arts has donated $20,000 to the Flaum Eye Institute. The  Glover-Crask Charitable Trust Eyeglasses for Kids program will be the recipient of the funds. 

University of Rochester scientist David Williams has been named the 2015 recipient of the Beckman-Argyros Award in Vision Research. Peter Lennie, Ph.D., Provost and Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Sciences and Engineering at the University of Rochester says, "This is a very distinguished award and David is a very distinguished scientist."

Make a Date for a Back-to-School Vision Screening . "Don’t blink – but summer’s almost over and the mad dash to get our children ready for school is in full swing".

On May 1, 2015, Rochester team comprised of David Williams, Ph.D., Jennifer Hunter, Ph.D. and William Merigan, Ph.D., receive National Eye Institute grant for restoring vision through retinal regeneration.

Noted artist discusses how her vision impairment and treatment at Flaum Eye Institute has affected her work.

Two postoperative strategies by which to accelerate patients' visual recovery after PRK or LASIK have been developed by Scott MacRae, MD, Ryan Vida, OD and Len Zheleznyak, MS.

FEI long-time collaborator and vision scientist David Williams, Ph.D., shares ophthalmology’s equivalent of Nobel Prize. . .for "Major Breakthrough" in Vision Science.

Dr. Kleinman is working with Lumetrics to develop a low cost, hand held, digital retinal imaging tool, Innovation Trail website reports on October 9, 2012.

Vision Scientist David Williams has been named Dean for Research in Arts Sciences, and Engineering at the University of Rochester.

Dr. Mina Chung is quoted by NBC on February 9, 2011 in an article titled "If you want lasting vision, eat those omega-3s" .

Dr. David DiLoreto, Jr. and Dr. Mina Chung are quoted by CNN News on July 21, 2010. CNN Health ran an article about Fox TV personality Glenn Beck and macular dystrophy.