With new emphasis on retinal disease, research and the community, Yale’s ophthalmology department finds its focus.
Two years into his tenure as chair, Bruce Shields is building a new program around disorders of the retina and tackling the financial challenges presented by managed care. Against this backdrop: spectacular work in basic visual science, a new laser center and other advances in treatment.
Since the first scalpel was applied to the brain in the late 19th century, neurosurgery has evolved in ways that are truly remarkable. The chair of Yale’s newly established department talks about Harvey Cushing’s legacy, the lessons of epilepsy and the view from a Harley.