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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.
Architecture of rod sensory cilium disrupted by mutationNov 21, 2012
Researchers use new technique to 3-D map rod sensory cilium.
Neural signals, muscles work together to control eye movementsOct 8, 2012
BCM research finds eye muscles, surrounding tissue play an important role in implementing 3D kinematics.
Sequencing uncovers new cause of inherited childhood blindnessJul 29, 2012
The technology allows patients see how tissues respond as the patient moves, something you cannot get with a stationary MRI.