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Mina Chung, Retinal Surgeon and Researcher, Dies at 51

Feb 17, 2020

Mina Millicent Chung, M.D., an ophthalmologist and retina specialist who helped blind children to see and furthered the study of retinal disease, including macular degeneration, died Feb. 13 after a fall while skiing in Cortina d’Ampezzo, Dolomites, Italy. She was 51.

UR Medicine Flaum Eye Institute Welcomes Family Eyecare Associates

Oct 18, 2018

Webster optometry practice Family Eyecare Associates has joined the Flaum Eye Institute, continuing growth of the Ophthalmology department. Therese Farugia, O.D, will continue to provide patients state-of-the-art vision care, augmented by convenient access to Flaum’s specialized medical and surgical eye care.

Richard Libby to Lead Graduate Education at School of Medicine and Dentistry

Aug 22, 2018

Richard T. Libby, Ph.D., professor of Ophthalmology and of Biomedical Genetics at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, and a member of the University’s Center for Visual Science, has been named Senior Associate Dean for Graduate Education and Postdoctoral Affairs, pending approval of the University Board of Trustees. He succeeds Edith M. Lord, Ph.D., who served a decade in the role and is shifting her focus to microbiology and immunology research.

‘Bionic Eye’ Helps Wyoming County Man See His Bride Again

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.