Maribel Vazquez, ScD - Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering, The City College of New York, - will present "Microfluidics for the Visual System" on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 @ 4:00 p.m. in NRB 4709.
Dr. Francesca Pignoni was awarded a new R01 grant from the National Eye Institute. The grant is entitled: Neural versus non-neural fate choice in the developing eye epithelium.
Thanks to the help and support of Alcon, our program has a permanent wet lab in the Center for Vision Care equipped with a legacy EVEREST phacoemulsification system.
The surgical lab is an excellent way to introduce the resident to the "feel" of microscopy including the magnified world of the microscope and surgical maneuvers entirely dependent on the hand-held instrument. It is also an experience that provides the opportunity to practice at a pace of his or her own choosing. Every nuance can be discussed with the instructor who sits in for demonstration purposes. Wet labs are preceded by a presentation on a specific type of surgery in order to give the residents an overview before approaching the practice eye.
Below are pictures from the 2011 Wet Lab.