Mass. Eye and Ear in the News 2011
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What's Ahead in 2012- Implantable Telescope Gives Hope to End-Stage AMD Patients
December, 2011 – (EyeWorld) – Mass. Eye and Ear cornea specialist Dr. Kathryn Colby discusses the implantable mini-telescope that can help improve the sight of some patients with macular degeneration.
Pinnacle Awards Honor Local Women Leaders
Dec. 14, 2011 – (The Boston Globe) – Dr. Joan W. Miller has been named the 2012 “Leader in Professions” by the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce and will receive a prestigious Pinnacle Award. The Pinnacle Award honors women for workplace achievement, leadership and a commitment to enhance the quality of life in the region.
Saskatoon Man Gets Eyesight Back from Special Operation
Dec. 14, 2011 – (CTV Saskatoon News) – Dr. James Chodosh talks about the artificial cornea, developed at Mass. Eye and Ear as treatment for certain types of vision loss.
Glaucoma Treatment Efforts May Benefit from Emphasis on Disease Modification
Dec. 10, 2011 – (OSN SuperSite) – Dr. Douglas Rhee discusses how glaucoma treatments could be more beneficial if research and treatment were focused on disease modification more than soothing care.
Therapies for Myopic Kids Do Not Work or Have Adverse Effects
Dec. 9, 2011 – (MedScape) – Dr. Melanie Kazlas comments on the effectiveness of treatments used to slow the progression of nearsightedness in children.
Top Docs 2011
December, 2011 – (Boston Magazine) – Mass. Eye and Ear doctors were among those named in this year’s Top Doctor’s of Boston list: Drs. Joan Miller, Reza Dana, Joseph Rizzo, Hugh Curtin, Jessica Fewkes, Daniel Deschler, Richard Gliklich, Tessa Hadlock, Michael McKenna, Gregory Randolph, Steven Rauch and Mark Rounds.
14 Medical Breakthroughs- Can You See Me Now?
December, 2011 – (Boston Magazine) – Dr. Joseph Rizzo’s “smart glasses” prototype, cutting edge research for the vision impaired is featured as a 2011 medical breakthrough.
Mass. Eye and Ear Expands South Shore ENT Practice
Dec. 1, 2011 – (Newswise) –The South Suburban Ear, Nose, Throat Association has joined Mass. Eye and Ear to form Mass. Eye and Ear South. David Kam, M.D., DMD, Cathy Chong, M.D., MPH, Amee Dharia, M.D., Hani Ibrahim, M.D., Paul M. Konowitz, M.D., Peter N. Friedensohn, M.D., Alex Grilli, M.D., John Lazor, M.D., MBA, FACS, Mandana Namiranian, M.D., and Edward J. Reardon, M.D. have joined Mass. Eye and Ear’s physician practice.
Medford Lions Club Re-forms, Continues Fight for Eye Issues
Nov. 22, 2011 – (The Medford Transcript) – The Medford Lions Club is reinvigorated and continues to raise money for vision research and care at Mass. Eye and Ear. In April, Dr. James Chodosh spoke at one of their events.
Even Ordinary Activities Can Cause Hearing Loss
The Nov. 21, 2011 -- (The Boston Globe) -- Mass. Eye and Ear audiologist Ackland Jones explains the damage commonplace, loud sounds can cause in hearing, and best practices for hearing loss prevention.
Running: Leominster's Erich Manser Seeing Value of Trust
Nov. 20, 2011 – (Worcester’s Telegram and Gazette) – Mass. Eye and Ear patient Erich Manser is running marathons, competing in triathlons and amazing his doctors.
Hearing Loss Affects 1 in 5 Americans: How to Protect Your Ears
Nov. 16, 2011 – (Boston.com) – Mass. Eye and Ear audiologist Ackland Jones explains the damages commonplace (made one word), loud sounds can cause in hearing and best practices for hearing loss prevention.
Eye and Ear Building Breaks Ground
Nov. 11, 2011 – (Mission Hill Gazette) –Mass. Eye and Ear begins construction on its new outpatient surgical facility at 800 Huntington Avenue in Boston.
New Video Game Helps The Blind Navigate Using ‘Virtual Maps’
Nov. 8, 2011 – (Radio Boston/WBUR) –Mass. Eye and Ear neuroscientist Lotfi Merabet discusses the video game he is developing to help the blind learn to navigate buildings and landscapes.
A Note of Caution for Young Singers
Nov. 2, 2011 – (Boston.com) – Mary M. Klimek, a renowned senior speech pathologist at Mass. Eye and Ear, comments on how to maintain a healthy voice after singer Adele is treated in Boston due to a voice problem.
Foundation Fighting Blindness Invests $8.25 Million in Six Gene Therapy Research Projects Poised for Clinical Trials
Oct. 31, 2011 – (MSNBC.com) – Mass. Eye and Ear will receive part of investment money to fund research projects investigating gene therapy for two different Leber Congenital Amaurosis-causing genes.
Mass. Eye and Ear Expands to Longwood Area with New Building on Huntington Ave.
Oct. 28, 2011 – (Boston.com) – Mass. Eye and Ear broke ground on its new ambulatory surgical center at 800 Huntington Ave. The new complex will house outpatient clinics and surgical facilities, and garaged parking.
Dangerous Halloween Costumes Kids Should Avoid
Oct. 26, 2011 – (Boston.com) – Mass. Eye and Ear doctor Matthew Gardiner gives tips and suggestions to make Halloween costumes safer for children.
Mass. Eye and Ear Offers Tips for a Safe Halloween
Oct. 24, 2011 – (beaconhillpatch.com) – Mass. Eye and Ear doctor Matthew Gardiner warns about the dangers of Halloween costumes and decorations.
Post-Merger, Mass. Eye and Ear Turns to Bottom Line
Oct. 21, 2011 – (Boston Business Journal) – Mass. Eye and Ear president and CEO, John Fernandez discuss some of the reasons for the merger with the Schepens Eye Research Institute.
Joey McIntyre Steps up for Mass. Eye and Ear
Oct. 18, 2011 – (Boston.com) –Joey McIntyre will headline the Sense-ation! gala for the second year in a row.
Sense of Duty Shines Through for Joey Mac
Oct. 18, 2011 – (Bostonherald.com) –Joey McIntyre headlines the Sense-ation! gala.
We Hear: Maria Menounos, John Kerry, Joey McIntyre and More
Oct. 14, 2011 – (bostonherald.com) –Joey McIntyre will headline the Sense-ation! gala for the second year in a row.
Boo! Preparations Underway for the 57th Annual Halloween Parade.
Oct. 14, 2011 – (Woburn Patch) –The Woburn Host Lions annual Halloween parade to benefit research and care at Mass. Eye and Ear will be held on Oct. 30, 2011.
Too Much Sun, Too Much Noise While Driving
Oct. 13, 2011 – (boston.com) – Mass. Eye and Ear otolaryngologist Dr. Josef Shargorodsky discusses how long one can be exposed to high volumes before hearing is permanently damaged.
Brian Moynihan is New Englander of the Year
Oct. 12, 2011 – (Bostonglobe.com) –Mass. Eye and Ear president and CEO John Fernandez was in attendance at New Englander of the Year Awards.
Blackberry outage hits Boston's Mass. Eye and Ear Infirmary
Oct. 12, 2011 – (Boston Business Journal) – Mass. Eye and Ear’s Director of Public Affairs comments on the international BlackBerry OS outage.
Black Eye for BlackBerry
Oct. 12, 2011 – (NECN) – After a recent international BlackBerry OS outage, Mass. Eye and Ear’s Director of Public Affairs shares her thoughts.
Oct. 7, 2011 – (MSNBC.com) –Mass. Eye and Ear doctor, Phillip Song explains the difference in chronic throat clearing and throat clearing as a symptom of a cold or allergy.
Ahem! What is a 'frog in the throat,' anyway?
Oct. 3, 2011 – (MSNBC.com) – Dr. Ramon Franco discusses the possible causes of having a “frog in your throat.”
Got the crud? How to color-code your cold
Oct. 1, 2011 – (MSNBC.com) – Dr. Stacey Gray explains what happens with mucus production when you become ill or have allergies.
Cataract Tips for the Teachers
Sept. 20, 2011 – (EyeWorld) – Drs. Shelia Borboli, Scott Greenstein, and Carolyn Kloek discuss tips and techniques of teaching cataract surgery. Drs. Sherleen Chen and Roberto Pineda discuss the Mass. Eye and Ear program.
A Small Shortcut on Path to Citizenship
Sept. 14, 2011 – (Worcester Telegram & Gazette) – A Worcester couple applying for citizenship travels to Boston for eye appointments at Mass. Eye and Ear.
Are Yours Crusty or Wet? The Truth Behind Eye Boogers (Ew)
Sept. 14, 2011 – (MSNBC.com) – Mass. Eye and Ear ophthalmologist, Dr. Sherleen Chen explains “eye boogers” or “mattering.”
Hello, Hello, I Can't Hear You, I Used to Love Music
Sept. 13, 2011 – (allAfrica.com) – Mass. Eye and Ear otolaryngologist and head and neck surgeon Dr. Josef Shargorodsky is quoted on the concerning trend of teen hearing loss.
Blind Mother Seeing Anew Thanks to Hub ‘Miracle’
August 22, 2011 – (The Boston Herald) – Mother of three, Mercy Muzumara of Zambia can now see after Dr. James Chodosh and his team implanted an artificial cornea, the Boston Keratoprosthesis.
Woman Credits Boston Doctor for Giving Her Sight Back
August 23, 2011 – (WHDH) – 35 - year - old Mercy Muzumara of Zambia can now see after Dr. James Chodosh and his team implanted an artificial cornea, the Boston Keratoprosthesis.
A Window into Science of Sight
August 22, 2011 – (The Boston Herald) – 35 - year - old mother of three Mercy Muzmara, of Zambia, has had her vision restored after Dr. James Chodosh and his team implanted her with an artificial cornea, the Boston Keratoprosthesis.
Blind Mother Gets Eyesight Back
August 16, 2011 – (WCVB-TV) –Mercy Muzumara travelled from Zambia, Africa to have a type 2 keratoprosthesis (artificial cornea) implanted during a surgery at Mass. Eye and Ear to help restore her vision after being blind for three years due to an inflammatory condition. Dr. James Chodosh talks about the surgery, which will allow Mercy to be able to see her children's faces again.
Woman Regains Her Sight After Surgery
August 16, 2011 – (NECN) – Mercy Muzumara had a type 2 keratoprosthesis (artificial cornea) implanted during a surgery at Mass. Eye and Ear to help restore her vision after she was diagnosed with Stevens Johnson Syndrome, an inflammatory condition that blinded her. Dr. James Chodosh talks about the surgery.
Horror Movie Strikes Ocular Nerve for Those Fearful of LASIK
Aug. 14, 2011 – (Boston Herald) –Director of refractive surgery at Mass. Eye and Ear, Dr. Roberto Pineda, comments on a scene involving LASIK featured in the new movie “Final Destination 5.”
Surgery Saves Man From Hearing His Own Eyeball Move
August 4, 2011 – (MSNBC.com) – Dr. Daniel Lee of Mass. Eye and Ear treated Mr. Toby Spencer for superior canal dehiscence syndrome. He comments on the condition.
Four Decades Of Excellence
August 3, 2011 – (The Salem News) – Masconomet's Lenny Emmons is retiring this summer as one of the winningest high school soccer coaches in U. S. history. He will be having surgery later this month as Mass. Eye and Ear as part of glaucoma treatment.
A New Found Life After Major Trauma
July 23, 2011 – (The Bourne Courier) – Former U.S. Merchant Marine Paul Donnelly had a 5 ½ hour surgery to remove a neck tumor and his tonsil, and is now in his second season playing for the Cape Cod Senior Softball League.
Michael Gilmore Is Osler Professor in Ophthalmology
July 14, 2011 – (HMS FOCUS) – Mass. Eye and Ear researcher Dr. Michael Gilmore received the first Sir William Osler Professorship in Ophthalmology.
Can Eyedrops Prevent or Treat Cataracts?
July 11, 2011 – (The Boston Globe) –Dr. Sherleen Chen director of the cataract and comprehensive ophthalmology service at Mass. Eye and Ear is quoted about surgical cure for cataracts.
Lions Keep Mass. Eye and Ear Pediatrics ‘hopping’
July 8, 2011 – (Beacon Hill Times) –The Boston Host Lions donated $1,250 and stuffed animals to the Mass. Eye and Ear’s pediatric department.
CATARACT -- Innovations and Advice from Claes Dohlman, M.D.
July 2011 – (Eye World Mobile) – Claes Dohlman, M.D., Mass. Eye and Ear ophthalmologist, is interviewed about how he developed the Boston Keratoprosthesis.
‘Fighter’ Micky Ward Helps Combat Blindness at Mass. Eye and Ear Golf Tournament
June 28, 2011 – (The Beacon Hill Times) –Mass. Eye and Ear held its third golf tournament on June 20, which was the most successful to date. The tournament raised $264,150 to support the hospital’s mission. Lowell boxer Micky Ward made a special appearance and posed for a photo with President and CEO John Fernandez prior to the start of the tournament.
Ephraim Friedman; excelled as doctor, sculptor, outdoorsman
June 21, 2011 – (The Boston Globe) – Former Mass. Eye and Ear president, Dr. Ephraim Friedman, 81, died Saturday, June 18, 2011 in Beverly Farms, more than six years after being diagnosed with glioblastoma brain tumor.
Smarter Contact Lens
June 6, 2011 – (The Economist) – Dr. Joseph Ciolino comments about "smart contact lens" device that distributes medication through the eye, via an innovation in lenses.
Flavin now speaking for the Speaker
June 5, 2011 – (The Boston Globe) –18 months ago, Mass. Eye and Ear’s Dr. Kevin Emerick removed the tumor that turned out to be throat cancer from Massachusetts Broadcasters Hall of Fame member Dick Flavin. Flavin talked about his experience at Mass. Eye and Ear’s 2011 Founders’ Day Luncheon.
Brooklyn Baker Amy Berg Won't Let Blindness Stop Her from Sweet Career
May 31, 2011 – (NY Daily News) – Brooklyn bakery owner Amy Berg has participated in several retinitis pigmentosa studies at Mass. Eye and Ear over the past 20 years.
Let's Get This for Rhys
May 23, 2011–(WZZM 13 TV) – A group of New Kids on the Block fans have organized a fundraiser for the Mass. Eye and Ear Curing Kids Fund. The fundraiser will take place before the NKOTBSB concert.
Byrd's eye injury highlights importance of safety glasses
May 23, 2011 – (Boston.com) — Dr. Matthew Gardiner discusses eye injury prevention in sports.
Byrd to Leave Hospital Sunday After Being Hit Near Left Eye
May 22, 2011 – (Chicago Tribune) — Marlon Byrd of the Chicago Cubs was hit in the eye with a pitch and the team's spokesman said he was taken to the Mass. Eye and Ear Emergency Department overnight observation.
Doc Rivers' Throat Surgery: Does He Need to Stop Screaming?
May 17, 2011 – (The Boston Globe) – Mass. Eye and Ear’s Dr. Ramon Franco explains what situations necessitate throat surgery and what is involved in recuperation.
Delicate Surgery Gives 19-year-old Back Her Stolen Smile
May 16, 2011 – (MSNBC.com/Today Health) – A surgery lead by Mass. Eye and Ear’s Dr. Tessa Hadlock was able to give Caitlin Cowen the ability to smile again.
Muscle Transfer Restores Kids' Smiles
May 16, 2011 – (MedPage Today) – A study lead by Mass. Eye and Ear’s Dr. Tessa Hadlock found that, in children with facial paralysis, a transfer of muscle tissue led to a restoration of their ability to smile and improved their quality of life.
Surgery Brings Kids' Smile back, Most of the Time
May 16, 2011 – (Reuters.com) – Mass. Eye and Ear’s Dr. Tessa Hadlock has successfully conducted surgeries to bring smiles back to children with facial paralysis.
Why Do I Always Feel Sick When Riding In a Vehicle, and Is There a Way To Prevent It?
May 9, 2011 – (The Boston Globe) – Dr. Greg Whitman, a balance specialist at Mass. Eye and Ear's Balance and Vestibular Center at Braintree Rehabilitation Hospital, talks about possible causes and treatments of motion sickness.
Cheaper Drug Works Just as Well for Age-related Vision Loss
April 28, 2011 – (The Boston Globe) – Dr. Ivana Kim, Mass. Eye and Ear retina specialist, comments on the results of a study comparing the effectiveness of Lucentis and Avastin as treatments for age-related macular degeneration.
Emmanuel Buys: Running Wild in Boston
April 21, 2011 – (Wakefield Observer) – Team Eye and Ear member Emmanuel Buys talks about the running the 2011 Boston Marathon for Team Eye and Ear.
April 19, 2011 – (The Boston Globe) – Kathrine Switzer, the first woman to run the Boston Marathon with an official number in 1967, dropped by Mass. Eye and Ear on the day before the 2011 Boston Marathon to give Team Eye and Ear a few tips and some inspiration.
Boston Marathon 2011: Live Updates and Photos from Newton's Heartbreak Hill
April 18, 2011 – (Newton Patch) – Team Eye and Ear members, Drs. Chris Hartnick and Louis Pasquale, are captured by a photographer before they head to the starting line of the 2011 Boston Marathon.
Tracked Down: Sox Players, Larry Lucchino and more...
April 18, 2011 – (Boston Herald) –Kathrine Switzer, the first woman to run with an official Boston Marathon number in 1967, visited Mass. Eye and Ear to provide inspiration to Team Eye and Ear.
Marathon Competitors Awe, Inspire
April 18, 2011 – (The Boston Channel) – Team Eye and Ear member Gerry O’Shea shares his story of overcoming disease and injury to run the Boston Marathon for Mass. Eye and Ear.
Wellesley Parents Give Back by Running Boston Marathon
April 17, 2011 – (The Wellesley Townsman) – Team Eye and Ear members Jim and Kiera Carlisle run the Boston Marathon for Mass. Eye and Ear after their young son, Ben was treated here. Jim is also a member of the Mass. Eye and Ear Board of Trustees.
Doctor & Blind Patient Run Boston Marathon to Help Each Other
April 14, 2011 – (WBZ) – Team Eye and Ear members Will McNamara and Dr. Joseph Rizzo inspire and motivate each other to run in the 2011 Boston Marathon.
Former Medfield Resident, Now Blind, to Run Boston Marathon
April 12, 2011 – (Medfield Press) – Team Eye and Ear member Will McNamara shares his story about being legally blind, but overcoming the related challenges. The 2011 Boston Marathon will be the 3rd one he is running for Mass. Eye and Ear.
North End Marathoner Doesn't Let Rare Eye Disease Slow Her Down
April 9, 2011 – (North End Waterfront) – Team Eye and Ear member and North End resident Liz Nuzzo is running for Mass. Eye and Ear in the 2011 Boston Marathon. A bout with a rare eye infection is what prompted Liz to support the hospital.
Woman Brightens Lives as Her Sight Dims
April 10, 2011 – (Argus Leader) – Dr. Eliot Berson helped to diagnose and treat this young woman with retinitis pigmentosa.
Listen Up: Preventing Hearing Loss While Gaming
April 8, 2011 – (Gamer Informer) – Dr. Ackland Jones comments about audio levels that can be damaging to the ear.
Secret to Liz Taylor's Lush Lashes: A Genetic Mutation
March 28, 2011 – (MSNBC.com) – Mass. Eye and Ear’s Dr. Aaron Fay discusses distichiasis, a rare condition that explains Elizabeth Taylor’s famous eye lashes.
A Benefit for the Kids
March 24, 2011— (Boston Globe) — A group of New Kids on the Block fans in Chicago have decided to raise money for Mass. Eye and Ear. The group is performing in June in Chicago. NKOTB fans attended their performance at the hospital’s Sense-ation! gala last year.
Progress Seen in Creating Eye Cells from Stem Cells
March 24, 2011— (HealthDay) — There may be new hope on the horizon for people with age-related macular degeneration. Researchers have successfully fashioned adult stem cells into the types of retinal cells which are damaged by AMD. Dr. Demetrios Vavvas comments.
March 21, 2011 — (US News & World Report) — Mass. Eye and Ear's Drs. Douglas Henstrom, Tessa Hadlock and Mack Cheney have discovered that a procedure which helps people with facial paralysis can greatly improve their quality of life. Find their study in the March issue of Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery.
March 21, 2011— (WCVB-TV) — The sudden onset of hearing loss known as sudden deafness is a true ear emergency. Mass. Eye and Ear otologist Dr. Steven Rauch advised viewers about the condition.
Walsh Will Run 10th Boston Marathon for Charity
March 15, 2011 – (The Princeton Packet) –Princeton, NJ resident Patrick Walsh will be running his 10th Boston Marathon as a member of Team Eye and Ear. Team Eye and Ear is raising money to benefit various departments and projects at the hospital.
Study: Headlights More Dangerous Than You Think
March 2, 2011 – (WCVB-TV/The Boston Channel) – Mass. Eye and Ear’s Dr. Mary Lou Jackson discusses the visual impairment caused to drivers due to bright headlights. (Video inside)
Human Capital: People on the Move, Feb. 28
Feb. 28, 2011 – (Boston Business Journal) – Mass. Eye and Ear welcomes Dr. Gregory T. Whitman as the newest balance specialist in its Balance and Vestibular Center at Braintree Rehabilitation Hospital.
Cambridge Resident is New Mass. Eye and Ear Retina Service Associate Director
Feb. 21, 2011 – (Cambridge Chronicle) – Cambridge, Mass., resident Dean Eliott, M.D., has been named Associate Director of the Retina Service at Mass. Eye and Ear and a member of the full time clinical and research faculty of Harvard Medical School Department of Ophthalmology.
Solar Glare Worse in Winter, Docs Say
Feb. 16, 2011 – (TheBostonChannel.com) –Mass. Eye and Ear Ophthalmologist, Dr. Scott Greenstein talks about the dangers of winter sun glare and the importance of sunglasses in winter as well as the summer. Video inside.
I-Team: More Reports of Lasers Pointed at Logan Planes
Feb. 15, 2011 – (CBS Boston) – Mass. Eye and Ear's Dr. Matt Gardiner explains the serious damage that can occur to the eye when an aircraft’s pilot is "hit" with a laser.
Human Capital: People on the Move
Feb. 15, 2011 – (Boston Business Journal) – Mass. Eye and Ear Names Dr. Dean Eliott Associate Director of Retina Service and a member of the full time clinical and research faculty of HMS department of Ophthalmology.
Disease-Causing Gene Identified After Family’s 20-Year Quest
Feb. 10, 2011 – (ABC News) –Mass. Eye and Ear physician Dr. Eliot Berson speaks about the warning signs of Retinitis Pigmentosa and possible treatments.
An Amazing Surgery In Honor of An Amazing Man
Jan. 27, 2011 – (The Ray Tye Medical Aid Foundation) – Mass. Eye and Ear’s Dr. Aaron Fay removed a tumor from a 12-year-old’s eye during surgery donated in honor of Mass. Eye and Ear’s long-time friend, the late Ray Tye.
What? Evidence on iPod-Related Hearing Loss Challenged
Jan. 10, 2011 – (MSNBC.com) – Mass. Eye and Ear’s Dr. Josef Shargorodsky discusses the increased damage being done by teens and young adults listening to their portable music players too loud.
Hospital Eyes $150M Upgrade
Jan. 6, 2011 – (The Boston Herald) – The expansion Mass. Eye and Ear has proposed will upgrade current and create now research and clinical space. Click here to read Mass. Eye and Ear's Institutional Master Plan.
Your Body: Too Loud?
January 2011 – (Dance Magazine) –Mass. Eye and Ear audiologist Ackland Jones talks about research suggesting that prolonged use of personal listening devices poses a hearing risk.