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Pixium Vision Hosting Key Opinion Leader Webinar on the Prima System for Atrophic Dry Age-related Macular Degeneration (dry-AMD)

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Paris, France – October 16TH , 2020 –  7:30 am CET – Pixium Vision (Euronext Growth Paris – FR0011950641 – ALPIX), a company that develops innovative bionic vision systems to enable patients who have lost their sight to live more independently, today announced that it will host a key opinion leader (KOL) call on the Prima System for Atrophic Dry Age-related Macular Degeneration (dry-AMD) on Friday, October 30, 2020 at 10:30am Eastern Time. The webinar will feature a presentation by KOLs José-Alain Sahel, M.D., University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, and Lisa C. Olmos de Koo, M.D., University of Washington, who will

2020’s Wiegand Fellowship and Bruce and Barbara Wiegand Entrepreneurial Research Award

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The Eye & Ear Foundation is excited to announce the 2020’s Wiegand Fellowship in Ophthalmology at the University of Pittsburgh and the Bruce and Barbara Wiegand Entrepreneurial Research Award recipients. Wiegand Fellowship in Ophthalmology The Wiegand Fellowship in Ophthalmology, established in 2013, thanks to the generosity of Bruce and Barbara Wiegand and their family foundation. This fellowship was created to provide income annually for the partial support of a research Fellowship or Assistant Professorship in Imaging for Regenerative Ophthalmology at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. The 2020 winner is Lyndsay Leach, PhD. Dr. Leach began her postdoctoral training

Today is World Sight Day

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The Eye & Ear Foundation and the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine invites you to join us in celebrating World Sight Day 2020! World Sight Day (WSD) is an international day of awareness, held annually on the second Thursday of October, to focus our attention on the global issue of eye health. Globally, more than two-billion people have some form of vision impairment, ranging from myopia and cataracts to glaucoma and age-related macular degeneration.  While World Sight Day focuses on eradicating vision loss for all people, a common goal is to ensure that children

Sight + Sound Bites Webinar: Sleep and Dizziness: Are They Related?

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Sleep apnea and dizziness represent two of the most common conditions that present to the otolaryngology office. Seemingly unrelated conditions, emerging evidence suggests interesting and clinically-relevant links between the two. The association may have implications on patient care and may provide opportunities for future research. Join us at Thursday, October 1st at Noon for our upcoming webinar, Sleep and Dizziness: Are They Related? This webinar features Jonas Johnson, MD and Ryan J. Soose, MD. Following the presentation, there will be a Q&A where our panelists will answer questions from our audience. To register, visit https://zoom.us/webinar/register/1916021845253/WN_boGLVc4ARAy1Cz9LyaOQqg Visit https://eyeandear.org/donate to support our

Important Information Related to Charitable Giving in 2020

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While the COVID-19 pandemic has negatively affected many aspects of our lives, there is one change that could be beneficial both to you and the charitable organizations that you love to support. Thanks to the CARES Act (Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act), several changes to charitable giving rules are in effect for 2020 only. These changes allow individuals the chance to limit their future tax liability while helping charities that may need their financial support more than ever. What Has Changed? There are two significant changes to individual charitable giving thanks to the CARES Act. For standard deduction

Astellas and University of Pittsburgh Announce Research Collaboration for Treatment of Dry Age-related Macular Degeneration

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Astellas Pharma Inc. and University of Pittsburgh have entered into a research collaboration agreement focused on the discovery and optimization of clinical candidates for the treatment of dry age-related macular degeneration (dry AMD), a back-of-the-eye disease, utilizing the AAV-based gene therapy approach. Among back-of-the-eye diseases, age-related macular degeneration is one of the leading causes of acquired blindness in the elderly. Dry AMD, in particular, is a disease in which retinal pigment epithelial cells gradually degenerate in the macula of the retina, and visual acuity deteriorates significantly as the disease advances to a severe stage. However, the mechanism leading to such

Sight + Sound Bites Webinar: Diabetic Retinopathy

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The Eye & Ear Foundation together with the Department of Ophthalmology proudly presents a lunchtime educational webinar series highlighting the research and clinical innovations at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Join us at Thursday, October 1st at Noon for our upcoming webinar, Understanding Diabetic Retinopathy: Diagnosis, Treatment, and Future Direction. This webinar features José-Alain Sahel, MD, Andrew W. Eller, MD, and Colin Prensky, MD. Following the presentation, there will be a Q&A where our panelists will answer questions from our audience. To register, visit https://zoom.us/webinar/register/8016008862229/WN_qBDC0Z1YQSyXa3YK9Dh0Pg Visit https://eyeandear.org/donate to support our research and educational efforts. Please register for the

Using Technology to Train Surgeons

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Ophthalmology residents at the University of Pittsburgh have an exciting new hi-tech teaching tool! Thanks to contributions from the Joseph Horne Trust and generous donors to the residents’ education fund, the Department of Ophthalmology was recently able to purchase a VR Magic Eyesi® Surgical Simulator, a high-end virtual reality simulator for intraocular surgery training. This $250,000 state-of-the-art training tool will allow the next generation of ocular surgeons enhanced training opportunities outside those found in a traditional surgical training laboratory. “The traditional model of training for surgery was to bring residents to the operating room, have them watch faculty, and then

Sight + Sound Bites Webinar: Simulations in Tracheostomy Care

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The Eye & Ear Foundation together with the Department of Otolaryngology proudly presents a lunchtime educational webinar series highlighting the research and clinical innovations at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Join us at Friday, September 18th at Noon for our upcoming webinar, Simulations in Tracheostomy Care. This webinar features Jonas Johnson, MD, Chairman of the Department of Otolarngology, and Allison Tobey, MD, the Director of Tracheostomy Care Educational Program at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, and will focus on innovative methods to teach parents and care givers to care for critical airways at home. Following the presentation, there will

Sight + Sound Bites Webinar: Optic Nerve Regeneration

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The Eye & Ear Foundation together with the Department of Ophthalmology proudly presents a lunchtime educational webinar series highlighting the research and clinical innovations at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. The webinar, featuring José-Alain Sahel, MD, Jeffrey Gross, PhD, Stephen Badylak, DVM, PhD, MD, Takaaki Kuwajima, PhD, Kun-Che Chang, PhD, and a special testimonial from Mr. Louis Fox, will cover current clinical challenges, as well as advances in research and potential future treatments. Following Louis Fox’s testimonial, there will be a Q&A following the presentation where our panelists will answer questions from our audience. To view the recorded

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