North Texas Eye Research Institute

Hongli Wu
Could grapes be the ‘magic bullet’ for cataracts?By Jan Jarvis   Grapes are more than sweet treats in the eyes of one UNT Health Science Center researcher, who is studying how the fruit can prevent cataracts. Whether they’re green, red or black, grapes appear to have significant health benefits, said Hongli Wu, PhD, Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences and in the North Read More »

Nov 21, 2016

Eye Research Institute pateient
Video: Supporting eye research at UNT Health Science CenterThe human eye is a complex and confounding organ that processes light, interprets shapes and allows us to see the world in all its beauty and variety. Diseases that damage and destroy eyesight can have a devastating effect on a person’s health, independence and quality of life. At UNT Health Science Center’s North Texas Eye Read More »

Nov 18, 2016

Regents
A dedication to research and educationBy Jan Jarvis Two professors – one focused on finding a cure for glaucoma and the other working to provide a better understanding of how the brain regulates physiological processes – have been named recipients of one of UNT Health Science Center’s highest professional honors. Abe Clark, PhD, Executive Director, North Texas Eye Research Institute and Read More »

Nov 15, 2016

Mao and Kettles
A gift to improve glaucoma careBy Jan Jarvis   Mike Kettles was in the Navy and about to deploy overseas when he learned during a physical that he had glaucoma. “I was young and I was shocked,” he said. “With glaucoma you don’t feel like anything is wrong – but it is.” He was prescribed eye drops, which helped dramatically. Read More »

Nov 4, 2016

Interdisciplinary Research and Education Building
Breaking ground on UNTHSC’s futureBy Jeff Carlton When it opens in 2018, the building going up along Camp Bowie Boulevard will be more than just the first new research facility at UNT Health Science Center in 14 years. Housed inside an exterior of precast concrete, limestone walls and glass panels will be a building whose very design reflects the Read More »

Oct 24, 2016

A discovery that could protect the eye and the brainBy Jan Jarvis UNT Health Science Center eye researchers have discovered a chemical that may help prevent irreversible vision loss caused by glaucoma and other retinal diseases. Nerves in the inner retina carry signals through the optic nerve to the brain for vision recognition, said Abe Clark, PhD., Executive Director of UNTHSC’s North Texas Eye Read More »

Apr 22, 2016