Flaum Eye Institute News Flaum Eye Institute Scientist Gets Funding to Study Vision Loss in Batten Disease July 02, 2015 University of Rochester Medical Center scientist Ruchira Singh, Ph.D., received a grant from the Knights Templar Eye Foundation to investigate how neurodegenerative diseases, such as juvenile Batten disease, cause blindness. Flaum Eye Institute Opens Strong Vision Optical Shop at College Town April 22, 2015 UR Medicine’s Flaum Eye Institute is opening a comprehensive optical shop at College Town, providing eye exams, prescription eyewear, contact lenses and sunglasses. The Strong Vision shop will open Friday, in conjunction with College Town grand-opening festivities. Decoding Fat Cells: Discovery May Explain Why We Gain Weight December 11, 2014 University of Rochester researchers believe they’re on track to solve the mystery of weight gain – and it has nothing to do with indulging in holiday eggnog. UR Medicine Experts will Discuss Therapies for Dry Eye May 21 May 12, 2014 UR Medicine dry eye experts will discuss therapies for dry eye at the Sjogren’s Disease Support Group meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 21, at Pittsford Public Library. Flaum Eye Institute Leads Region in New Laser Technique for Cataract Surgery April 03, 2014 UR Medicine has introduced new laser technology to offer customized cataract surgery with greater precision than the traditional manual technique, restoring vision for people like amateur photographer Robert Luce, who face failing eyesight and difficulty driving. Corneal Surgeon Commits More Than $4M to University of Rochester in Memory of Late Wife December 05, 2013 Longtime Flaum Eye Institute ophthalmologist James Aquavella, M.D., recently committed more than $4 million to the University of Rochester in memory of his late wife, Kay, who was a nurse, educator, and administrator who helped build the foundation for the eye institute. URMC Ophthalmologists Introduce FDA’s Tiniest Medical Device to Region September 12, 2013 Doctors at the University of Rochester Medical Center’s Flaum Eye Institute are using the tiniest device ever approved by the Food & Drug Administration to help prevent the blinding effects of glaucoma. For one Henrietta woman, the procedure opened “a whole new world.” Teen Shifts from Learning Braille to Driving a Car August 27, 2013 Dan Krenzer began learning Braille in third grade because eye disease degraded his vision. Legally blind, he could only see shapes and colors. URMC’s Flaum Eye Institute Hosts Finger Lakes Eye Fair July 10 in Geneva June 24, 2013 Need new eyeglasses or prescription sunglasses? The Finger Lakes Eye Fair, sponsored by the Flaum Eye Institute at the University of Rochester Medical Center, offers the opportunity check out new styles and meet new ophthalmologists from 3 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 10, at 738 Pre Emption Road, Geneva. GRHF Funds URMC Program to Preserve Vision for People with Diabetes May 29, 2013 The University of Rochester Medical Center’s Flaum Eye Institute has launched a screening program for diabetes-related vision problems in Rochester’s poorest neighborhoods with funding from the Greater Rochester Health Foundation (GRHF), in collaboration with Rochester General Health System (RGHS).