May 19, 2015
At a ceremony before his family, colleagues, Miller School of Medicine and University leadership, Steven J. Gedde, M.D., professor of ophthalmology, was formally presented with the Dr. John G. Clarkson Endowed Chair in Medical Education at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute to support medical education.
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April 07, 2015
As millions take to the playing field this spring, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute of UHealth, the University of Miami Health System reminds coaches, parents and athletes of the importance of wearing eye protection.
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March 24, 2015
More than 250 friends and supporters of Bascom Palmer Eye Institute attended a hard hat tour and reception at Bascom Palmer’s new eye center that is under construction on Tamiami Trail in Naples.
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March 10, 2015
Bascom Palmer Eye Institute of the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine today announced the establishment of the Dr. John G. Clarkson Endowed Chair in Medical Education at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute to support medical education.
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February 10, 2015
To continue supporting innovative research in experimental ocular pathology, Sander R. Dubovy, M.D., professor of ophthalmology and pathology, has been named the Victor T. Curtin Chair in Ophthalmology.
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January 20, 2015
Physicians at the University of Miami’s Bascom Palmer Eye Institute and medical students at the Miller School of Medicine have been the first to publish data on the prevalence of glaucoma in the Haitian-American population. Their findings, based on data from 750 participants, show that nearly 26 percent of Haitian-Americans have signs and symptoms for various stages of glaucoma..
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December 02, 2014
Bascom Palmer Eye Institute celebrated its 36th Annual Inter-American Course in Clinical Ophthalmology (CURSO) at the Trump National Doral Miami October 26-29. The four-day course was the largest in its history with 745 ophthalmologists from 35 different countries in Latin America and the Caribbean in attendance.
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November 20, 2014
While people with diabetes are more likely to develop blinding eye diseases, recent studies have revealed low awareness of the issue among ethnicities at higher risk for diabetes and low uptake of preventive eye exams among affected Medicare beneficiaries.
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October 29, 2014
The Lennar Foundation, the charitable arm of The Lennar Corporation, one of the nation’s largest builders of quality homes, has given a lead gift of $50 million to name the UHealth at Coral Gables ambulatory center. A ceremonial groundbreaking event for The Lennar Foundation Medical Center took place last Thursday afternoon.
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October 21, 2014
Hispanics in the U.S. at risk for cardiovascular disease also have a high prevalence of sleep apnea, which is often undiagnosed, suggesting the untreated sleep disorder can lead to diabetes and hypertension in this population, according to an analysis of the results of the landmark Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos (SOL).
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