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In Focus: September 2023

Robert Slavens, MD, passes after decades of service

Robert SlavensUpstate Medical University patients and students lost an integral part of vision care and vision care education when Robert L. Slavens, MD, passed away in July.

One of Upstate’s longest serving clinicians, Slavens's retired in the spring, closing out a career that dated to the 1960s. Every ophthalmologist who trained at Upstate likely benefited from Dr. Slavens' wisdom and humor.

Read more on his life and his impact

More news:

  • Audrey Bernstein, PhD, was promoted to Professor
  • Robert Hill, MD, was promoted to Clinical Associate Professor
  • Carol Miller retires from key role at CVR
  • Three graduate from residency
  • Two SUNY Empire Innovation Program scholars join Upstate Center for Vision Research
  • “Positive” ophthalmology technician passes

Get the details in our September 2023 In Focus Newsletter

In Focus: Winter 2023

January is Glaucoma Awareness Month

Glaucoma EyeGlaucoma is a disease that many people have heard of, but few really understand. It has often been referred to as “the sneak thief of sight.” I think that is a very apt description. Unlike other vision-threatening diseases, early glaucoma has no symptoms. Your eye doesn’t hurt. Your vision still seems clear. Your eye looks healthy and normal. But while there are no symptoms early on in glaucoma, the disease is at work, damaging the optic nerve..

Read more on the "sneaky thief of sight"

More news:

  • Center for Vision Research celebrates 25th anniversary
  • Researchers develop biopolymer hydrogels to grow ocular cells
  • Department members reach years-of-service milestones
  • New PhD candidates join the Center for Vision Research
  • Center for Vision Care welcomes new residents

Get the details in our Winter 2023 In Focus Newsletter

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