Cleveland Eye Bank Foundation to Host Virtual Vision Research Symposium

Oct. 6, 2020 13:17 UTC

CLEVELAND--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Cleveland Eye Bank Foundation is bringing nine researchers together on October 27, 3:00-5:00pm, for a Virtual Vision Research Symposium.

“Leading scientists from Northeast Ohio’s top medical institutions, namely, Cleveland Clinic Cole Eye Institute, University Hospitals Eye Institute, and Akron Children’s Hospital Vision Center, will present their latest research findings on major blinding disorders in the United States including age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, infections of the cornea, eye diseases in children, and retinal degenerations. They provide a view of the future for possible treatments of these diseases,” CEBF board member and symposium moderator Dr. Jonathan Lass says of the upcoming event.

The researchers presenting are as follows:

  • Dr. Richard Hertle, Director of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Dr. Boomer and Jill Burnstine Chair in Pediatric Ophthalmology, Akron Children's Hospital
  • Dr. Daniel Martin, Chair, Cleveland Clinic Cole Eye Institute
  • Dr. Douglas Rhee, Director, University Hospitals Eye Institute; Professor and Chairman, CWRU Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
  • Dr. Justis P. Ehlers, Norman C. and Donna L. Harbert Endowed Chair for Ophthalmic Research, Cleveland Clinic Cole Eye Institute
  • Dr. Paul Park, Associate Professor, Case Western Reserve University Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
  • Dr. Brian Perkins, Associate Staff, Cleveland Clinic Cole Eye Institute
  • Dr. Irina Pikuleva, Carl Asseff MD Professor & Vice Chair for Research, Case Western Reserve University Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
  • Dr. K.P. Connie Tam, Associate Staff, Cleveland Clinic Cole Eye Institute
  • Dr. Patricia Taylor, Assistant Professor, Case Western Reserve University Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

“We are excited to showcase the breakthrough vision research from the institutions the Cleveland Eye Bank Foundation supports. This work will have broad impact on the vision community,” says CEBF Executive Director Debbie May-Johnson.

Register today for this free event highlighting local breakthroughs toward restored sight for future generations.

About Cleveland Eye Bank Foundation

Cleveland Eye Bank Foundation collaborates with others to change lives in Northeast Ohio and beyond through the restoration and preservation of sight that transforms lives. CEBF raises and provides funds and resources for vision research, and community and professional education. CEBF is an organizational investment partner of the Cleveland Foundation. Follow Cleveland Eye Bank Foundation on our social platforms.

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Contacts

Debbie May-Johnson, Executive Director
debbie@cleyebankfoundation.org
216-232-3937 (EYES)
cleyebankfoundation.org

Source: Cleveland Eye Bank Foundation

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