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Our medical team is made up of world-renowned physicians, who are at the forefront of medical eye research. Many of the breakthroughs in understanding eye problems and their treatment have been developed at Columbia.
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The first use of a medical laser was to destroy a retinal tumor. NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital's Health Matters explores the history and origins of the ruby laser at Edward S. Harkness Eye Institute.
The MacTel Project, where Rando Allikmets, PhD serves as the main geneticist, reports findings that should help researchers uncover how MacTel develops and design therapies to prevent loss of vision.
A new, personalized approach to medical treatment called "precision medicine" may change our way of thinking about disease and treatment options of ophthalmology and vision disorders.
Stanley Chang, MD, discusses surgical and therapeutic innovations in ophthalmology at Columbia University Medical Center.
George Cioffi, MD, Chairman at the Department of Ophthalmology and an expert in glaucoma, discusses the disease, how it has no symptoms, its risk factors, and screening.
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