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Commentary on Stem Cell Therapies: If You’re Asked to Pay, Walk Away

Mar 15, 2017

Retinal specialist Ajay E. Kuriyan, M.D., M.S., warns patients to be wary of stem cell clinics offering unproven therapies for a profit. Kuriyan personally encountered several patients who were blinded after paying thousands of dollars for such a therapy intended to cure macular degeneration.

A Closer Look at the Eye: Researchers Develop New Retinal Imaging Technique

Jan 02, 2017

URMC researchers have developed a new imaging technique that allowed the first glimpse of individual cells in the retina, a layer of tissue at the back of the eye. The new technique could allow earlier diagnosis and treatment for diseases like glaucoma and prevent vision loss caused by death of these retinal cells.

Talented Students Raise Funds to Help City Pupils Who Need Eyeglasses

Feb 12, 2016

UR Medicine’s Flaum Eye Institute received a $20,000 donation to support its program to provide free vision care for needy schoolchildren. Kids Reaching Hearts Through Performing Arts, an organization of area high school students dedicated to supporting children through artistic expression, raised the funds during a gala event and variety show in October.