When Katie Niemeyer was 16 years old, she had an extreme reaction to a new medication — leading to a diagnosis of Stevens Johnson Syndrome. Within days, she was hospitalized with second and third degree burns covering her entire body and given only a 50 percent chance to live. Today, she supports Mass. Eye and Ear research to tackle the devastating disease.
A protein that lubricates the joints may soon bring stress relief to dry eyes around the world. Researchers at Mass. Eye and Ear have developed a new treatment for dry eye disease that is currently in clinical trial.
For a safe July 4th holiday, Mass. Eye and Ear specialists urge revelers to take steps to prevent common fireworks injuries to the eyes, ears, head and neck.