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  • Dean McGee Physician Assumes New National Leadership Role

     For Immediate ReleaseJanuary 18, 2017Media Contact: Melody Marcum(405) 271-6005 ormelody-marcum@dmei.orgDEAN MCGEE PHYSICIAN ASSUMES NEW NATIONAL LEADERSHIP ROLECynthia A. Bradford, M.D., Begins Term as 2017 President of the American Academy of Ophthalmology A Dean McGee Eye Institute physician is the newest president of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the world’s largest association of eye physicians and surgeons.Cynthia A. Bradford, M.D., an ophthalmologist at the Dean McGee ...  Read More...

  • Dean McGee Eye Institute Announces Appointment of Cornea and Refractive Surgical Specialists

     Dean McGee Eye Institute Announces Appointment of Cornea and Refractive Surgical SpecialistsOKLAHOMA CITY—The Dean McGee Eye Institute (DMEI) announced the appointment of two new specialists in cornea, external disease, and refractive surgery of the eye to the Institute and the University of Oklahoma Department of Ophthalmology. Alexander Davis, M.D., Ph.D., and Garett S. Frank, M.D., will join the faculty as Clinical Assistant Professors.The cornea is the transparent structure at the...  Read More...

  • Dean McGee Eye Institute Researcher Daniel J.J. Carr, PhD Named University of Oklahoma George Lynn Cross Research Professor

    Dean McGee Eye Institute Researcher Daniel J.J. Carr, PhD Named University of Oklahoma George Lynn Cross Research ProfessorOKLAHOMA CITY—Dean McGee Eye Institute (DMEI) scientist Daniel J.J. Carr, PhD, was named a George Lynn Cross Research Professor, the highest honor a research faculty member may receive from the University of Oklahoma (OU).   Read More...

  • Dean McGee Eye Institute Ophthalmologist Dr. Bradley K. Farris Awarded OU/Presbyterian Health Foundation Presidential Professorship

     Dean McGee Eye Institute Ophthalmologist Dr. Bradley K. Farris Awarded OU/Presbyterian Health Foundation Presidential Professorship OKLAHOMA CITY—Dean McGee Eye Institute (DMEI) neuro-ophthalmologist Bradley K.   Read More...

  • DMEI Announces New Executive Director of Development

    DEAN MCGEE EYE INSTITUTE ANNOUNCES NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT Jim Durbin has been appointed as the Dean McGee Eye Institute’s (DMEI’s) new Executive Director of Development. In this position, he will provide oversight and direction to the fundraising, communications, and marketing efforts of the Institute and work to increase awareness of, and financial support for, DMEI. “I am honored to join an organization with such a fantastic reputation for outreach, research, and education as th...  Read More...

  • January is Glaucoma Awareness Month

    JANUARY IS GLAUCOMA AWARENESS MONTH Dean McGee Eye Institute Specialists Note Glaucoma is a Leading Cause of Blindness in Oklahoma OKLAHOMA CITY – The hallmark of glaucoma is a malfunction in the drainage of fluid drainage from the eye that can cause serious damage to the optic nerve. Glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness in America behind diabetic retinopathy. Only about half of the estimated three million Americans who have glaucoma are even aware that they have the condition.   Read More...

  • Dean McGee Eye Institute Announces Appointment of New Optometrist

    Dean McGee Eye Institute Announces Appointment of New Optometrist OKLAHOMA CITY— The Dean McGee Eye Institute (DMEI) today announced the appointment of optometrist Dr. Jamie Rodriguez, who is now seeing patients at the Institute’s Oklahoma Health Center facility in Oklahoma City. Her clinical focus will be on same-day and short-term appointment needs as well as contact lens services.   Read More...

  • Vision Scientist Joins Dean McGee Eye Institute Research Team

    Vision Scientist Joins Dean McGee Eye Institute Research Team OKLAHOMA CITY – The Dean McGee Eye Institute (DMEI) today announced the appointment of vision researcher Darren J. Lee, Ph.D., to its basic science research faculty as Assistant Professor in the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Oklahoma’s (OU’s) College of Medicine. Dr.   Read More...

  • Dean McGee Eye Institute Uses New Technologies to Enhance Precision of Cataract Surgery

    Dean McGee Eye Institute Uses New Technologies to Enhance Precision of Cataract Surgery OKLAHOMA CITY—Dean McGee Eye Institute (DMEI) surgeons are using a combination of new technologies to increase the accuracy and precision of cataract surgery. Computer-guided surgical lasers help dissolve the cloudy lens called a cataract and make incisions that allow for a level of precision never before obtained with cataract surgery. Cataract surgery is recommended when the natural crystalline lens of the ...  Read More...

  • Research to Prevent Blindness Awards Grant to OU Department of Ophthalmology

    Research to Prevent Blindness Awards Grant to OU Department of Ophthalmology Research to Prevent Blindness (RPB) has awarded a grant of $115,000 to the Department of Ophthalmology at the Dean McGee Eye Institute and the University of Oklahoma (OU) Health Sciences Center to support research into causes, treatment, and prevention of blinding diseases. The research will be directed by Gregory L. Skuta, M.D., Edward L.   Read More...

  • Dean McGee Eye Institute Low Vision Rehabilitation Service Unique to Oklahoma

    February is Low Vision Month Dean McGee Eye Institute Low Vision Rehabilitation Service Unique to Oklahoma OKLAHOMA CITY— Three million Americans age 40 and older are visually impaired with a medical condition classified as low vision. That number is expected to nearly double by 2030, as the last baby boomers turn 65. People with low vision have difficulty seeing even with regular eye glasses, contact lenses, medications or surgery.   Read More...

  • Dean McGee Eye Institute Names Garyl Geist as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

    Dean McGee Eye Institute Names Garyl Geist as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer OKLAHOMA CITY – The Dean McGee Eye Institute (DMEI) announced today the appointment of Garyl Geist as its new Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. Geist is currently the Chief Operating Officer of the Oklahoma Allergy and Asthma Clinic and will join the Eye Institute in February. “Garyl Geist’s impressive background in healthcare management, strategic planning and operations unders...  Read More...

  • Dean McGee Eye Institute Awards Four Endowed Chairs and One Professorship

    Dean McGee Eye Institute Awards Four Endowed Chairs and One Professorship OKLAHOMA CITY— The Dean McGee Eye Institute (DMEI) announced that four endowed chairs and one endowed professorship have been awarded to faculty members at the Institute and in the University of Oklahoma (OU) College of Medicine’s Department of Ophthalmology. The David W. Parke II, MD Endowed Chair in Ophthalmology has been awarded to R.   Read More...

  • Dean McGee Eye Institute Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon Named Fellow of the American College of Surgeons

    Dean McGee Eye Institute Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon Named Fellow of the American College of Surgeons OKLAHOMA CITY—Dean McGee Eye Institute ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgeon Annie Moreau, MD has been named a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS). This year’s class of 1,640 initiates from around the world is one of the largest ever admitted to the College. Applicants for Fellowship in the American College of Surgeons must have graduated from an approved ...  Read More...

  • Dean McGee Eye Institute Appoints New Glaucoma Specialist

    Dean McGee Eye Institute Appoints New Glaucoma Specialist OKLAHOMA CITY – The Dean McGee Eye Institute (DMEI) announced the appointment of glaucoma specialist Andrew K. Bailey, MD as a clinician, surgeon and Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Oklahoma’s College of Medicine. Dr.   Read More...

  • Dean McGee Eye Institute Announces Appointment of New Cornea and External Disease Specialist

    Dean McGee Eye Institute Announces Appointment of New Cornea and External Disease Specialist OKLAHOMA CITY – The Dean McGee Eye Institute (DMEI) announced the appointment of cornea and external disease specialist Jennifer Lee Wu, M.D., to the Institute as a clinician and surgeon and to the University of Oklahoma Department of Ophthalmology as a Clinical Assistant Professor. “The cornea is the window of the eye, and the Dean McGee Eye Institute is known for recruiting top corneal specialists...  Read More...

  • Dean McGee Eye Institute Neuro-ophthalmologist Honored in China

    Dean McGee Eye Institute Neuro-ophthalmologist Honored in China OKLAHOMA CITY – Dean McGee Eye Institute (DMEI) neuro-ophthalmologist Dr. Bradley K. Farris has been honored with the TianFu Friendship Award in Mianyang, Sichuan, China by the Sichuan Provincial Bureau of Foreign Experts for his work in China training ophthalmologists and treating patients with eye disorders.   Read More...

  • Dean McGee Eye Institute Announces Appointment of New Eye Cancer Specialist

    Dean McGee Eye Institute Announces Appointment of  New Eye Cancer Specialist  OKLAHOMA CITY – The Dean McGee Eye Institute (DMEI) announced the appointment of ocular oncology specialist Brian K. Firestone M.D. as a clinician, surgeon and Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Oklahoma’s College of Medicine.   Read More...

  • Dean McGee Eye Institute Announces Appointment of New Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus Specialist

    Dean McGee Eye Institute Announces Appointment of New Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus Specialist OKLAHOMA CITY – The Dean McGee Eye Institute announced the appointment of pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus specialist Janine E. Collinge, M.D. to the Institute and as a Clinical Assistant Professor in the University of Oklahoma Department of Ophthalmology.   Read More...

  • Dean McGee Eye Institute Announces Appointment of Optometrist/Contact Lens Specialist

    Dean McGee Eye Institute Announces Appointment of Optometrist/Contact Lens Specialist OKLAHOMA CITY— The Dean McGee Eye Institute (DMEI) announced the appointment of optometrist and contact lens specialist Dr. Rosita Ghazanfari, who is now seeing patients at the Institute’s Oklahoma Health Center facility in Oklahoma City and at its Edmond location. She is a clinical instructor in the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine.   Read More...

  • Nationally Known Vision Scientist Joins Dean McGee Eye Institute Research Team

    Nationally  Known Vision Scientist Joins Dean McGee Eye Institute Research Team  OKLAHOMA CITY – The Dean McGee Eye Institute (DMEI) announced the appointment of leading biomedical vision researcher Dimitrios Karamichos, PhD, to its basic science research faculty as Assistant Professor in the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Oklahoma’s (OU’s) College of Medicine. Dr. Karamichos’ research interests include corneal wound healing and structural degenerative diseases of the...  Read More...

  • Major National Eye Institute Grant Awarded to Train Next Generation of Vision Scientists

    Major National Eye Institute Grant Awarded to Train Next Generation of Vision Scientists OKLAHOMA CITY—The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center (OUHSC) has been awarded a major training grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH)/National Eye Institute (NEI) to support aspiring vision researchers. Daniel J.J. Carr, PhD, a basic scientist at the Dean McGee Eye Institute and M.G.   Read More...

  • Prominent Dean McGee Eye Institute Researcher Honored as Presbyterian Health Foundation Presidential Professor

    Prominent Dean McGee Eye Institute Researcher Honored as Presbyterian Health Foundation Presidential Professor  OKLAHOMA CITY—The Dean McGee Eye Institute announced that James F. McGinnis, PhD, Professor of Ophthalmology and Cell Biology at the University of Oklahoma (OU) College of Medicine, has been awarded a Presbyterian Health Foundation Presidential Professorship. Presidential Professorships honor faculty members who succeed in all of their professional activities and relate those acti...  Read More...

  • Dean McGee Eye Institute Names Pavilions to Honor Two Former Presidents

    DEAN MCGEE EYE INSTITUTE NAMES PAVILIONS TO HONOR TWO FORMER PRESIDENTS OKLAHOMA CITY – The Dean McGee Eye Institute honored two former presidents and CEOs by announcing the dedication of two pavilions of its world-class clinical and research facility in their names. The original building, constructed in 1975 and renovated last year, was named the Thomas E. Acers, MD Pavilion.   Read More...

  • Dean McGee Eye Institute Makes Historic Board Leadership Transitions

    Dean McGee Eye Institute Makes Historic Board Leadership Transitions Oklahoma City Businessmen David Rainbolt and Rainey Williams, Jr. Assume Board Leadership Roles OKLAHOMA CITY—The Dean McGee Eye Institute (DMEI) has announced leadership transitions in its Board of Trustees and Foundation Board as two of the Institute’s founders have retired from major leadership roles. David E.   Read More...

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