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Eye Protection Tips for Fourth of July Fireworks Celebrations

July 01, 2014

As July 4th celebrations often include fireworks, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute urges families to celebrate with caution this Fourth of July holiday. The dangers of consumer fireworks include blindness, as well as injuries to the head, face, and hands.


Summer Sun Protection Vital for Eyes

June 20, 2014

Carol L. Karp, MD, Professor of Ophthalmology at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute of UHealth – the University of Miami Health System, says, “Sunglasses may be your most important summer accessory.” The right pair of sunglasses can go a long way in protecting eyes from both long and short term damage caused by ultraviolet (UV) light of the sun.

Tissue culture shows mesenchymal stem cells, in green, interacting with cardiac stem cells, in red/orange, through gap junctions, displayed as white dots.

UM Leads in the Field of Regenerative Medicine: Moving from Treatments to Cures

May 08, 2014

Driven by a commitment to move from treatments to cures, the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine is a leader in the field of regenerative medicine. Researchers and clinicians are collaborating in a wide range of disciplines to develop new strategies that use the body’s own cells to fight cancer, diabetes, heart disease and other chronic problems, as well as repair damaged nerve fibers.

Read more about regenerative medicine at the Miller School »


Electronic Medical Records Available Instantly

April 09, 2014

For more than 50 years, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute has made it our goal to provide unsurpassed quality eye care to you and your family. It is with great excitement that we announce our next big step toward providing you with the best technological advances in the healthcare industry. We are pleased to introduce, our new electronic medical records (EMR) system.

John Guy, M.D.

Clinical Trial Uses Gene Therapy to Target Mutations in Mitochondrial Genes

April 02, 2014

A multidisciplinary research team of scientists, clinicians and biostatisticians led by John Guy, M.D., professor of ophthalmology and director of the ocular gene therapy laboratory at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, has pioneered a gene therapy approach for Leber Hereditary Optic Neuropathy (LHON) an inherited genetic disorder that causes rapid, permanent, and bilateral loss of vision in people of all ages.

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New Center to Open in 2015

March 10, 2014

February 8, 2013 was a defining moment for Bascom Palmer’s future in Naples, Florida. A groundbreaking ceremony was held to celebrate the purchase of a 1.5-acre site located on the northeast corner of U.S. 41 and Cypress Woods Drive, across the street from Park Shore Drive. Construction of a new $15 million, 20,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art eye center is scheduled for completion in 2015.