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Striving to Develop Treatment Options for Genetic Hearing Loss

The Mass Eye and Ear Eaton-Peabody Laboratory Associate Professor Zheng-Yi Chen speaks about his efforts to develop gene therapies for hearing loss and his recent success in rescuing hearing loss in aging mice
21-Nov-2023 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

The Promising Future of Personalized Glaucoma Care

Glaucoma is a disease that damages the optic nerve, the cable that connects the eye to the brain. This can lead to blindness. There are currently no symptoms for early glaucoma, but later on patients may experience difficulty seeing in the dark or...
21-Nov-2023 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Cell Therapy That Repairs Cornea Damage with Patient’s Own Stem Cells Achieves Positive Phase I Trial Results

Cultivated autologous limbal epithelial cells (CALEC) transplant, in which stem cells from the healthy eye and transplanted into the injured eye, for significant cornea injuries was found safe and led to gains in preliminary phase I clinical trial.
18-Aug-2023 2:10 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Do You Dislike Your Voice? You’re Not Alone

In research published last month in The Laryngoscope, Dr. Matthew Naunheim and the team at Mass Eye and Ear surveyed 1,522 people to explore three unanswered questions in laryngology.
13-Jul-2023 10:55 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Mass Eye and Ear appoints Benjamin K. Mizell, MD, as Chief of Anesthesia

Benjamin K. Mizell, MD, an anesthesiologist with a proven track record of leading major Mass Eye and Ear initiatives including its electronic medical record integration, has been named chief of Anesthesia at Mass Eye and Ear.
13-Jan-2023 9:50 AM EST Add to Favorites

New Genetic Mutation Behind Childhood Glaucoma Identified

An international team of researchers led by Mass Eye and Ear discovered a new genetic mutation that leads to childhood glaucoma, and in the process uncovered a new mechanism for causing the disease.
29-Nov-2022 10:45 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Cornea Research Pioneer Honored with Prestigious Champalimaud Vision Award

Claes H. Dohlman, MD, Phd, considered a founder of modern cornea science, was awarded the 2022 António Champalimaud Vision Award for his vast contributions to vision research. The award comes with a €1,000,000 prize, one of the largest in...
15-Sep-2022 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Artificial Intelligence Model Outperforms Clinicians in Diagnosing Pediatric Ear Infections

An artificial-intelligence (AI) model built at Mass Eye and Ear was shown to be significantly more accurate than doctors at diagnosing pediatric ear infections in the first head-to-head evaluation of its kind. The model, called OtoDX, was more than...
31-Aug-2022 3:10 PM EDT Add to Favorites


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