May 17, 2016
A 2-year-old blind and deaf girl from Santa Catarina, Brazil has undergone surgery at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine that has given her the ability to see and hear for the first time.
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May 03, 2016
Lisandra Afanador walked into the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute more than 11 years ago gripping her small son’s hand as tightly as she would at the edge of a cliff. Her head was spinning, and her heart was heavy with emotion. She was sad, hopeful, anxious, and afraid.
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May 03, 2016
Bascom Palmer Eye Institute’s Chairman, Eduardo C. Alfonso, M.D., and Philip J. Rosenfeld, M.D., Ph.D., have been named two of the world’s 100 Most Influential People in Ophthalmology. Alfonso is known for his clinical expertise and research in eye diseases, corneal surgery, corneal transplantation and ocular microbiology. Rosenfeld is one of the world’s leading experts on age-related macular degeneration.
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April 19, 2016
Compounds found in grapes may help protect against eye disease, according to new research led by researchers at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. The study, published in the journal Nutrition, showed that a diet supplemented with grapes was able to counter damage from oxidative stress and preserve retinal structure and function in a laboratory model of retinal degeneration.
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April 07, 2016
For Nicole Crooks, a family care coordinator at the Mailman Center for Child Development, the University of Miami “Week of Well-Being” medical campus event on Tuesday, April 5, provided an opportunity to learn about UM’s comprehensive benefits programs. For Frank Sotolongo, a patient account representative in the Miller School’s Department of Surgery, the goal was “to see all latest wellness offerings available to us.”
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April 05, 2016
March 28, 2016
A dedication ceremony was held March 18 at the Dr. Nasser Ibrahim Al-Rashid Orbital Vision Research Center, formally welcoming the one-of-its-kind, interdisciplinary research center at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute at the University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine.
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March 22, 2016
In its ongoing commitment to patient safety, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute held several events during National Patient Safety Awareness Week, March 14-18. The events included lectures, booth and poster displays, educational classes and simulation activity labs.
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March 22, 2016
Pathologists from the Department of Pathology welcomed colleagues from Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, and other units at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and from around the world at the 40th Annual Review and Recent Practical Advances in Pathology conference at the Fontainebleau Hotel Miami Beach.
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March 15, 2016
Victor T. Curtin, M.D., professor emeritus of ophthalmology at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, passed away Wednesday, March 9, in Miami. Admired throughout the world, Curtin was the first faculty member recruited to Bascom Palmer Eye Institute at the University of Miami School of Medicine, where he served on its faculty for 57 years.
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