Flaum Eye Institute News
Jun 11, 2018
“Oh my goodness – do you see that?” It was the wave of a hand, but William Heidt was in tears. For the first time in more than 15 years, the Wyoming County man saw something, thanks to a “bionic eye” provided by UR Medicine’s Flaum Eye Institute.
May 11, 2018
Ever thought about incorporating a bike into your daily commute? May is Bike Month. We talked to some of our very own seasoned commuter cyclists, and learned there’s a lot more to pedaling than meets the eye.
Oct 24, 2017
A 71-year-old woman blinded by an inherited disease recently thrilled University of Rochester doctors by reaching out and grabbing her ophthalmologist’s hand after receiving a “bionic eye.” The device allows her to distinguish light and motion, which she hasn’t been able to do in decades.
May 25, 2017
Flaum Eye Institute’s Scott MacRae, M.D., an international leader in LASIK vision correction, is the first in the Finger Lakes region to provide the Raindrop Near Vision Inlay, which treats presbyopia.
Apr 12, 2017
A new study out today in Neurology, provides the first evidence that rigorous visual training restores rudimentary sight in patients who went partially blind after suffering a stroke. Patients who did not train on the other hand, continued to get progressively worse, which challenges conventional wisdom that cortically blind patients’ visual deficits stabilize six months after stroke.