Flaum Eye Institute News
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.
Apr 11, 2017
Three individuals were honored with the eighth annual Dr. David Satcher Community Health Improvement Awards, presented by the Center for Community Health.
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.