July 24, 2017
University of Miami music student Craig McKenzie was the first patient to receive high-tech LASIK surgery from a Bascom Palmer Eye Institute surgeon at The Lennar Foundation Medical Center, a state-of-the-art outpatient center on UM’s Coral Gables campus. “I knew that I was in the right place as soon as I walked in the door,” he said.
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July 05, 2017
Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center and Bascom Palmer Eye Institute at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine are working together in a unique partnership to find innovative therapies for patients with the deadly eye cancer uveal melanoma.
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June 28, 2017
Research to Prevent Blindness continues to make an investment in the advancement of fighting blindness as it awards a $30,000 Research to Prevent Blindness (RPB) Medical Student Eye Research Fellowship to the University of Miami’s Bascom Palmer Eye Institute.
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June 28, 2017
As the dangers of consumer fireworks can lead to serious eye injuries, including blindness, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute at the University of Miami Health System urges families to celebrate with caution this Fourth of July holiday.
June 27, 2017
It all started with a conversation between University of Miami Provost Thomas LeBlanc and Dr. Richard Lee of Bascom Palmer Eye Institute at a Faculty Senate event. The provost told Dr. Lee about an amazing experience he had had visiting a UM undergraduate program on Isabela Island in the Galapagos. He urged Lee to visit the island during a planned trip to Guayaquil to speak at an educational meeting.
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May 23, 2017
J. William Harbour, M.D., associate director for basic research at Sylvester, and the Mark J. Daily Chair and vice chairman for translational research at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, has been awarded a $2.5 million grant from the National Cancer Institute, a division of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), to study predictive testing of ocular (or uveal) melanoma, one of the deadliest types of cancer.
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May 12, 2017
Scientists at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute have found that giant viruses, a new class of viruses, are present in contaminated contact lenses of patients with eye infections. These very large viruses are as big as bacteria and live inside amoeba that can caue infections of the cornea – the clear transparent front of the eye. Research will continue to explore the role of these new viruses and how they affect the eyes and vision.
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May 08, 2017
The new Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science officially opens to the public Monday, May 8, with a special exhibition, SEEING: WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING AT?, made possible with the generous support of Bascom Palmer Eye Institute. On view through October 20, SEEING investigates how eyes, brains, and robots see, while tackling the complex sensory experience of vision, understanding, and perception.
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April 25, 2017
During this week’s segment of “Focusing on You: Breakthroughs in Precision Medicine,” Alana Grajewski, M.D., Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, discusses the opening of the Samuel & Ethel Balkan International Pediatric Glaucoma Center, the world’s first integrated services center dedicated to helping infants and children with glaucoma.
April 24, 2017
A team of researchers at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine has determined that certain visual changes in astronauts who have experienced long periods of weightlessness during space missions are due to changes in cerebrospinal fluid — not vascular fluid as previously believed.
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