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Retinal degeneration treatments

For scientists pursuing retinal degeneration treatments, there is no shortage of culprits: More than 270 genes are known to cause the disease, which is a leading cause of blindness. That underscores the need to develop therapies that are broadly effective regardless of the gene defect. University of Florida Health researchers…

2021 Commitment to Advocacy Awardee

The Commitment to Advocacy Award annually recognizes an ophthalmology training department and its leadership for outstanding support of the Academy’s Ambassador Program. The Advocacy Ambassador Program is a collaboration with state and subspecialty societies, along with training programs, to support attendance by members in training at the Mid-Year Forum.

Seeds of Hope: UF Health now using precision radiation procedure for eye cancer

For patients with eye cancer, University of Florida Health ophthalmology specialist Gibran S. Khurshid, M.D., is sowing seeds of hope. In Khurshid’s case, those seeds are tiny particles of radioactive iodine. Attached to a gold implant about the size of a contact lens, the “seeds” deliver tightly focused radiation…