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Researchers Uncover Evidence of Early Genomic Aberrations in Uveal Melanoma

January 10, 2018

Researchers from Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center and Bascom Palmer Eye Institute at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine have uncovered evidence that genomic aberrations in uveal melanoma that lead to metastasis may occur far earlier in tumor evolution than previously believed. The findings fundamentally change the thinking about how this eye cancer progresses.

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An optical coherence tomography image of a normal retina.

Bascom Palmer Researcher Presents OCT's Cost-Saving Results to Congress

January 03, 2018

Optical coherence tomography (OCT) has saved Medicare $9 billion by reducing the frequency of anti-vascular endothelial growth factor injections used to treat patients with wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD), according to Philip Rosenfeld, M.D., Ph.D., of Bascom Palmer Eye Institute. “OCT monitoring significantly reduces the need for costly injections for wet AMD,” Rosenfeld told a Congressional delegation.

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Ophthalmology Times Ranks Bascom Palmer Eye Institute Best in the Nation

October 31, 2017

Ophthalmology Times has ranked Bascom Palmer Eye Institute as the #1 Overall Ophthalmology Program, the Best in Clinical Care, and the Best Residency Program in the United States. “It is a deep honor for our team of clinicians, scientists and educators to be recognized for the high quality of our care,” said Eduardo C. Alfonso, M.D., chair of Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, part of the University of Miami Health System.

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Halloween Safety Warning: The Scary Risks of Costume Contact Lenses & Eye Tattoos

October 27, 2017

Wearing costume contact lenses or tattooing your eyeballs to enhance your fright factor may seem appealing, but beware, dangerous chemicals and painful infections can lead to permanent eye damage and vision loss. The Bascom Palmer Eye Institute and the American Academy of Ophthalmology are warning Halloween shoppers to understand the risks of wearing over-the-counter contact lenses as well as the extreme dangers of eye tattoos.