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Leslie Merryman

UF Ophthalmology Attends AAPOS

Highlights from the 49th AAPOS Annual Meeting in Austin, where the excitement of the solar eclipse added an extra layer of wonder! Dr. Beal and Dr. Samaha were delighted to be in the company of UF alumni Dr. Bruce, Dr. Strul, and Dr. Tillit, together making waves in the world…

Dr. Tuli Represented UF Ophthalmology and the US Cornea Society at AIOS Conference

The department of Ophthalmology is proud to announce that our esteemed Department Chair, Dr. Sonal Tuli, represented us at the prestigious 82nd Annual Conference of the All India Ophthalmological Society in Kolkata, India! Sharing insights, networking, and advancing our field on a global stage. She presented 4 talks at the…

What to know before — and after — cataract surgery

Perspective by Allan Steigleman and  Elizabeth M. Hofmeister Washington Post March 17, 2024 at 7:00 a.m. EDT As ophthalmologists, we know that many patients have misconceptions about cataracts and the related surgery. But we also know cataract surgery is one of the most commonly performed procedures in the world, and that the…

2024 Resident Match!

Congratulations to the newest University of Florida ophthalmology residents! We are so excited to have you all join us in Gainesville!…

Expression of red/green-cone opsin mutants K82E, P187S, M273K result in unique pathobiological perturbations to cone structure and function

Congratulations to Dr. Xiaojie Ma and Frank Dyka on the publication of “Expression of red/green-cone opsin mutants K82E, P187S, M273K result in unique pathobiological perturbations to cone structure and function,” which appears in the February issue of Frontiers in Neuroscience. Long-and middle-wavelength cone photoreceptors, which are responsible for our visual…

rAAV-compatible human mini promoters enhance transgene expression in rat retinal ganglion cells

Congratulations to Dr. William Hauswirth on the publication of “rAAV-compatible human mini promoters enhance transgene expression in rat retinal ganglion cells,” which appears in the February issue of Experimental Eye Research. Abstract Recombinant adeno-associated viral vectors (rAAV) are the safest and most effective gene delivery platform to drive the treatment of…

International Symposium on Retinal Degeneration

The University of Florida was well represented at the twentieth meeting of the International Symposium on Retinal Degeneration held in Torremolinos, Spain. Attending this meeting were faculty members Cristhian Ildefonso, and Clay Smith along with PhD candidate Raela Ridley who all presented on their research to develop treatments to help…

Dr. Eric Pierce Grand Rounds Guest Speaker on 12/1

Dr. Pierce’s research program is focused on improving our understanding of the genetic causality of inherited retinal degenerations (IRDs) and developing genetically informed therapies for these disorders.  His work has led to the identification of several IRD disease genes, helped highlight the importance of non-coding mutations in IRDs, and…