Media Coverage

2/5/18
A new study led by Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences vision researchers has demonstrated that the addition of widely available antioxidants to the current standard-of-care prevented vision loss in an animal model of a rare genetic disease. “We hypothesized — based upon findings in the literature, including seminal work from my lab — that oxidation of a specific molecule (which happens to be the immediate precursor of cholesterol) was key to the disease mechanism,” said Steven J. Fliesler, PhD, UB Distinguished Professor and Meyer H. Riwchun Endowed Chair Professor of ophthalmology.
12/7/17
An article about meditation goggles being marketed by meditation guru Deepak Chopra that are supposed to guide users into a heightened state of meditation interviews James D. Reynolds, MD, professor and chair of ophthalmology, who said the goggles should be safe to use, but that he was unconvinced that they would achieve the claimed benefits. “Probably all placebo,” he said.
4/1/16
Sandra Sieminski, MD, clinical assistant professor of ophthalmology, is interviewed about eye diseases that often exhibit no symptoms.
3/8/16
John M. Sullivan, MD, PhD, associate professor of ophthalmology, has been awarded competitive grants totaling $2.78 million from the National Eye Institute to conduct research designed to help slow down or eliminate hereditary sight disorders.
3/27/15
James Reynolds, MD, professor and chair of ophthalmology, dispels a group’s claim to have induced night vision using a substance found in the eyeballs of many deep sea fish.
3/13/15
“Everyone sees the world differently,” says James J. Reidy, MD, professor of ophthalmology, explaining why people saw varying colors in an online photo of a dress.
12/3/14
Xiuqian Mu, MD, PhD, assistant professor of ophthalmology and biochemistry, and his team have found that the gene-regulating proteins Onecut1 and Onecut2 play a significant role in the development of the vision system in mammals and perhaps other parts of the nervous system. The UB study was published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
12/2/14
UB ophthalmology resident Jiaxi Ding, MD, led research demonstrating the benefts of a new Smartphone-based app that allows doctors to see the back of a patient’s eye without neccesarily using dilating drops.
10/10/14
James J. Reidy, MD, clinical professor of ophthalmology, says green laser pointers — like the ones football fans used to try to distract players on the field — can cause permanent eye damage.
7/15/14
Steven J. Fliesler, PhD, Meyer H. Riwchun Endowed Chair Professor of ophthalmology, was elected to a five-year term on the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology’s board of trustees.
2/1/14
Steven J. Fliesler, PhD, Meyer H. Riwchun Endowed Chair Professor of ophthalmology, has received the highest honor bestowed by the Association for Research in Vision Ophthalmology.
1/1/14
Steven J. Fliesler, PhD, Meyer H. Riwchun Endowed Chair Professor of ophthalmology, has been named a 2014 Gold Fellow by the Association for Research in Vision Ophthalmology — an honor reserved for the top 1 percent of its nearly 13,000 members.
12/19/13
The first proteomic analysis of Smith-Lemli-Opitz syndrome, conducted by Steven J. Fliesler, PhD, Meyer H. Riwchun Endowed Chair Professor of ophthalmology, and colleagues, could pave the way for studying many common disease processes.
8/13/13
Along with their colleagues, UB scientists, including Xiuqian Mu, PhD, of the Department of Ophthalmology, are developing a clearer picture of how visual systems develop in mammals. The findings offer important clues to the origin of retinal disorders later in life.
12/14/12
Xiuqian Mu, PhD, assistant professor of opthalmology, and collaborators are studying the role of onecut transcription factors in retinal development and vision.