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Momentum is Baylor College of Medicine’s blog that spans health news, medical education updates, healthcare, community and events around Baylor. 

Press Releases

Visual pigment rhodopsin forms two-molecule complexes in vivoJul 25, 2016
Researchers have determined the most likely configuration of rhodopsin in a living organism, a discovery which may help develop future therapies a degenerative eye disease.
Expert says swimming with contact lenses can lead to complications Jul 11, 2016
Avoid eye irritation and infections, avoid swimming with your contacts on this summer.
Baylor recognizes excellence among cliniciansJun 16, 2016
A select group of Baylor College of Medicine faculty members were recognized for excellence in patient care at the Master Clinician and Rising Star Clinician Awards ceremony.
New study underway using laser technology to help improve precision in cataract surgery Jun 9, 2016
A new study in the Alkek Eye Center is under way to compare the effectiveness of two methods in reducing astigmatism during cataract surgery.
Grant will allow for further study of pediatric blinding diseaseJun 7, 2016
Dr. Nduka Enemchukwu has been awarded a $65,000grant from the Knights Templar Eye Foundation to support his research on blinding disease in children.
Exome sequencing helps identify cataract gene in members of religious sectJan 14, 2016
Link between a type of cataract and sudden cardiac death may have been found thanks to exome sequencing.
Nanowafer technology more effective than topical eye dropsFeb 4, 2015
Researchers at Baylor have developed a nanowafer drug delivery system that is placed on the surface of the eye that contains arrays of drug-loaded nanoreservoirs.
McPherson awarded ophthalmology's prestigious Gonin MedalMar 4, 2014
Dr. Alice McPherson, a professor of ophthalmology and founder of the Retina Research Foundation, has been selected for the oldest and most prestigious medal in ophthalmology, the Gonin Medal.  
Disease gene finding solves international medical mysteryJan 23, 2014
Combined, international effort helps Baylor doctors identify woman's illness.
Dr. Timothy Stout named chair of ophthalmology at BCMOct 24, 2013
Dr. Timothy Stout, recognized leader in gene therapy and eye diseases, has been named chair of ophthalmology at Baylor College of Medicine.
Scott Hamilton to keynote pituitary awareness eventSep 3, 2013
Figure skater Scott Hamilton is teaming up with Baylor College of Medicine to bring awareness to pituitary tumors including craniopharyngiomas and pituitary adenomas, as well as other pituitary disorders.
Combination nutrition supplement may improve dry eye symptomsJul 25, 2013
Baylor College of Medicine researchers find a potential cure for dry eye symptoms: A combination nutrition supplement that contains gamma-linolenic acid and omega-3 fatty acids.
Adding fish oil or lutein/zeaxanthin recommended supplement cocktail does not slow vision loss from macular degenerationMay 6, 2013
BCM researchers find taking fish oil, omega-3 fatty acids with other vitamins does not slow vision destroying macular degeneration.
Dr. Douglas Koch honored by St. Louis Society for Blind, Visually ImpairedFeb 27, 2013
Koch, the Allen, Mosbacher and Law Chair of Ophthalmology at BCM, will be presented with the award at a special ceremony April 13.