Eye and Vision Research
Penn State Hershey Eye Center research is critical in providing the best possible patient care. Modern research demands a broad range of approaches to solve complex problems. Penn State faculty from many departments participate in both clinical and basic research to improve treatments for diseases such as age-related macular degeneration, pediatric eye disease, diabetic retinopathy, retinal vein occlusion and corneal wound healing. The Penn State Hershey Eye Center is dedicated to supporting cutting edge research which translates to the provision of up-to-date eye care treatments for our patients in central Pennsylvania and beyond.
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Cellular and Molecular
Family and Community
Heart & Vascular Institute
Microbiology and Immunology
Neural and Behavioral
Ali Aminlari, MD, FACS
Microsurgery simulation software and hardware is being developed by Joseph Sassani, MD, MHA, Professor of Ophthalmology and Pathology, Penn State Hershey College of Medicine and Dr. Roger Webster, Professor of Computer Science, Millersville State University.
- The Medical Minute: Heart disease may cause atypical symptoms in women When having a heart attack, most people will experience some kind of chest pain or pressure that worsens. But it's the uncommon symptoms that confuse people and often lead to delayed treatment and increased injury — especially in women.More...
- Better definition needed for reasonable medical certainty in child abuse cases Physicians use different definitions of "reasonable medical certainty" when testifying as expert witnesses in child abuse cases. The variability is troubling because it could result in flawed rulings, according to researchers at Penn State College of Medicine. In court cases involving alleged child abuse, expert medical witnesses are asked to testify if abuse has occurred and when. Attorneys commonly ask expert witnesses to express their opinions in terms of reasonable medical certainty. However, there is no clear legal definition for the term.More...
- The art of medicine: Medical students learn to communicate from the masters Imagine trying to paint a copy of one of Vincent van Gogh’s or Claude Monet's works — without being able to look at it. Instead you can ask a partner short, close-ended questions and do your best. That was one of the challenges students faced as part of the class “Impressionism and the Art of Communication.” The monthlong class, which Dr. Michael Flanagan taught for the first time in January, gives Penn State College of Medicine students a chance to approach what they’re learning from a new direction.More...
- Valentine’s Day concert set for Feb. 14 at Pasquerilla Spiritual Center The Pennsylvania Centre Orchestra will present a special Valentine’s Day concert titled “Music for the Heart” at 3 p.m. on Feb. 14 at the Pasquerilla Spiritual Center on the University Park campus. Dr. Paul Haidet, director of medical education research at the College of Medicine will present a free pre-concert lecture, “The Health Benefits of Music,” at 2 p.m.More...