Cleveland Eye Bank Foundation virtual symposium features research from top Ohio institutions

Cleveland Eye Bank Foundation (CEBF) will feature nine researchers from three eye institutions on February 15, from 3 to 5 pm Eastern, for its second annual virtual vision research symposium.

Cleveland Eye Bank Foundation (CEBF) will feature nine researchers from three eye institutions on February 15, from 3 to 5 pm Eastern, for its second annual virtual vision research symposium.

Leading researchers from three of Northeast Ohio’s medical institutions—Cleveland Clinic Cole Eye Institute, University Hospitals Eye Institute, and Akron Children’s Hospital Vision Center—will present their most current studies and breakthroughs against leading blinding eye diseases including diabetic retinopathy, age-related macular degeneration, glaucoma, and children’s vision issues.

“Funding provided by CEBF is critical for our mission to improve our understanding and find cures for diseases causing blindness,” said Bela Anand-Apte, MBBS, PhD, MBA, symposium moderator. “We look forward to sharing some of the progress we have made this past year.”

The researchers presenting include:

  • Richard Hertle, MD, Chief of Pediatric Ophthalmology and The Children's Vision Center, Akron Children's Hospital
  • Daniel Martin, MD, Chair, Cleveland Clinic Cole Eye Institute
  • Douglas Rhee, MD, Director, University Hospitals Eye Institute; Professor and Chairman, CWRU Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
  • Fatema Ghasia, MD, Associate Professor, Cleveland Clinic Cole Eye Institute; Director of Vision Neurosciences and Ocular Motility Laboratory, Cleveland Clinic
  • Stephanie Hagstrom, PhD, Associate Professor of Ophthalmology, Cleveland Clinic Cole Eye Institute
  • Sudha Iyengar, PhD, Professor of Population & Quantitative Health Sciences, Genetics & Genome Sciences and Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences, Case Western Reserve University; Staff, Louis Stokes Veterans Affairs Medical Center - Cleveland
  • Shigemi Matsuyama, DVM, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
  • Neal S. Peachey, PhD, Staff, Cleveland Clinic Cole Eye Institute; Associate Chief of Staff - Research, Cleveland VA Medical Center
  • Johannes Von Lintig, PhD, Professor of Pharmacology and Director of Visual Science Training Program, Case Western Reserve University; President, International Carotenoid Society

“We are excited to host leading vision researchers and physicians as they share their breakthrough discoveries at our symposium and share with our constituents the impact of their investment with Cleveland Eye Bank Foundation,” said Executive Director Debbie May-Johnson.

Register for this free event highlighting advancements toward restored sight for future generations.