October 07, 2015
Researchers at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute funded by the National Institutes of Health have developed a novel mouse model for the vision disorder Leber hereditary optic neuropathy (LHON), and found that they can use gene therapy to improve visual function in the mice. LHON is one of many diseases tied to gene mutations that damage the tiny energy factories that our cells, called mitochondria.
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September 29, 2015
A collaborative Bascom Palmer Eye Institute and Florida International University (FIU) biomedical engineering team has developed a breakthrough retinal imaging technology that could help clinicians diagnose and assess the extent of vision loss in patients with a wide range of conditions.
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September 01, 2015
Stanley Arkin, a lifelong Hurricane, civic leader, and volunteer who chaired the board of governors at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute’s Anne Bates Leach Eye Hospital (ABLEH), passed away August 22, leaving an enduring mark on the institutions and community he loved. He was 82.
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August 18, 2015
Eduardo C. Alfonso, M.D., Chairman of the Department of Ophthalmology and holder of the Kathleen and Stanley J. Glaser Chair in Ophthalmology, was recently installed as President of the Pan American Association of Ophthalmology (PAAO) at its 31st Congress in Bogotá, Colombia. The PAAO’s mission is to provide continuing education, prevent blindness, and promote scientific and cultural exchange among ophthalmologists.
Read more about Dr. Alfonso and the PAAO meeting »
August 14, 2015
With “back to school” just around the corner, it is important that all children have a vision screening beforehand to ensure that the quality of their eyesight will help, rather than hinder, their learning ability.
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August 04, 2015
Last November, Carmen Torres, who has retinitis pigmentosa — a genetic disease that causes progressive degeneration of the retina in both eyes — became the first patient in Florida, and only the 70th in the world, to receive the Argus II Retinal Prosthesis System, which provides electrical stimulation of the retina to induce visual perception.
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July 27, 2015
After 16 years of blindness, Carmen Torres can finally see the light thanks to an innovative “bionic eye” system implanted by a surgical team at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute.
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July 21, 2015
For the 12th consecutive year — and the 14th time overall — Bascom Palmer Eye Institute at UHealth – the University of Miami Health System has been ranked the nation’s best in ophthalmology by U.S. News & World Report in its 2015-2016 Best Hospitals edition. Every year since the rankings began 25 years ago, Bascom Palmer has been ranked either first or second in the country.
Read more about Bascom Palmer's No. 1 ranking »
July 01, 2015
As the dangers of consumer fireworks can lead to severe eye injury, including blindness, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute urges families to celebrate with caution this Fourth of July.
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June 30, 2015
Bascom Palmer Eye Institute has opened its much-anticipated new eye center in Naples, bringing world-class eye care to Southwest Florida.
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