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Distinguished Lecture Series

The Cole Eye Institute Distinguished Lecture Series provides a forum for renowned researchers in the visual sciences to present their latest research findings.

Distinguished Lecture Series Schedule

This series features advances in many areas of ophthalmic research, from noted basic and clinical scientists throughout the world. There will be ample opportunity for questions and discussion.

Please join us for these insights into new discoveries in ophthalmology research and the promises they hold for patient care. There is no registration required. If you have any questions, please call 216.444.5832.

February 20, 2014

Myeloid Wnt Ligands and a Fetal Light Response Pathway Regulate Vascular Development in the Eye
Richard A. Lang, PhD
Director of the Visual Systems Group
Professor, Department of Pediatrics
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
Cincinnati, Ohio

March 20, 2014

Innate Immunity in the Pathogenesis of Microbial Keratitis
Eric Pearlman, PhD
Professor and Director of Research
Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences
Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, Ohio

April 17, 2014

Investigating Mechanisms of Retinal Degeneration
Janis Lem, PhD
Director and Associate Professor
Transgenic Core Facility
Tufts Medical Center
Boston, Mass.

May 29, 2014

A New Look at Corticosteroid Actions in the Eye
Francine Behar-Cohen, MD, PhD
Professor of Ophthalmology
Ophthalmology, Hotel-Dieu de Paris
Universite Paris Descartes
Centre de Recherche des Cordeliers
Paris, France

September 18, 2014

Advances in Glaucoma Surgery
Malik Y. Kahook, MD
The Slater Family Endowed Chair in Ophthalmology
Professor of Ophthalmology
Chief, Glaucoma Service Department of Ophthalmology
University of Colorado School of Medicine
Aurora, Colo.

October 16, 2014

Targeting Conventional Outflow: The Next Generation of Glaucoma Drugs
W. Daniel Stamer, PhD
Professor of Ophthalmology
Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Duke University
Durham, NC

November 20, 2014

Cataract Surgery: The New Glaucoma Procedure?
Steven L. Mansberger, MD, MPH
Vice-Chair, Director of Glaucoma Services
Devers Eye Institute
Portland, Ore.


Attendees should park in the East 102nd Street parking lot (facing the front of the Cole Eye Institute) or the visitor’s parking garage at East 100th Street and Carnegie Avenue. We will validate your parking ticket.

Time and Location

All programs are held from 7 to 8 am in the James P. Storer Conference Center on the first floor of Cole Eye Institute.

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Call us for an Appointment

To find a Cole Eye Institute specialist for your needs, contact us at 216.444.2020 (or toll-free 800.223.2273, ext. 42020)

Same-day Appointments

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