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Data Analysis by Ophthalmologists at Hamilton Eye Institute at UT Health Science Center Finds Lower Risk of Infection Over Time with LASIK Surgery than with Contacts

Which causes fewer eye infections – contact lens wear or LASIK surgery? While traditionally contacts were thought to be safer than a surgical procedure, an analysis by ophthalmologists from the Hamilton Eye Institute at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center indicates otherwise. A metadata analysis comparing the incidence of… Read More

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Assistant Professor Rajashekhar Gangaraju of UTHSC Receives $1.5 Million Grant to Develop Stem Cell Therapeutics for Retinal Injuries

Rajashekhar Gangaraju, PhD, an assistant professor in the Hamilton Eye Institute at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), has been awarded a $1.5 million grant from the United States Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity to develop stem cell-based therapeutics for retinal damage after traumatic brain injury, specifically in… Read More

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The University of Tennessee Research Foundation Awards $15,000 Grants to Four UTHSC Faculty Members

Four faculty members at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center have received grants for $15,000 each from the University of Tennessee Research Foundation Maturation Funding Program. The program is designed to assist UT researchers to advance technologies that have the capacity for commercial success. The four grant recipients are… Read More

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Assistant Professor Rajashekhar Gangaraju of UTHSC Receives $1 Million Grant to Continue Diabetic Retinopathy Research

Rajashekhar Gangaraju, PhD, an assistant professor in the Hamilton Eye Institute at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), has long been interested in the causes and effects of diabetic retinopathy – his father and grandfather suffered from diabetes and resulting vision loss. As a result, Dr. Gangaraju, who came to UTHSC… Read More