December 10, 2013
Bascom Palmer Eye Institute celebrated its XXXV Annual Inter-American Course in Clinical Ophthalmology (CURSO) at the Intercontinental Miami on November 24-27. The four-day course was a tremendous success with 720 ophthalmologists from more than 30 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean in attendance.
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October 29, 2013
Back in 1979, Miriam Aguirre Santos was walking with her 5-year-old son Juan and his younger sister in their hometown of Holguin de Oriente in Cuba. Suddenly, a motorcycle driver swerved, striking Juan in the head and leaving him with a scar on the cornea of his left eye.
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October 22, 2013
Richard K. Lee, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor of ophthalmology at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, was among 40 healthcare providers and specialists who brought much-needed eye care to patients in Panama aboard the world’s only airborne ophthalmic training and treatment hospital.
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October 15, 2013
Research led by Bascom Palmer Eye Institute physician-scientists Rong Wen, M.D., Ph.D., and Byron Lam, M.D., has produced a breakthrough discovery in diagnosing retinitis pigmentosa, a blinding disease that affects about 1 in 4,000 people in the United States.
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October 15, 2013
Two veteran Chief Financial Officers have joined the Miller School-UHealth team, bringing a wealth of experience and expertise in healthcare finance to the University of Miami Medical Group and the Hospital Division at a critical time, the new era of healthcare ushered in by the Affordable Care Act.
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October 15, 2013
Many of the University of Miami’s faculty and staff members give generously to the U. This week we profile Bradley Matthews, a sales account executive in UM’s Department of Athletics, who is grateful for the care his young son has received at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute for a rare form of eye cancer.
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September 24, 2013
Eduardo C. Alfonso, M.D., professor and chair of ophthalmology and Director of Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, was honored last month with the University of Monterrey’s Catedra Laboris designation, which akin to an honorary chair is bestowed on an elite group of experts who have been invited to speak at the Mexican university.
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September 03, 2013
To celebrate Vision Awareness Day, faculty and staff from Bascom Palmer Eye Institute offered free vision and glaucoma screenings to baseball fans who visited the Vision Van at Marlins Park. The 40-foot mobile eye clinic provides invaluable eye screenings to patients throughout South Florida.
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August 22, 2013
A breakthrough Miller School study on mapping the network of small blood vessels in the retina may lead to improved clinical management of central nervous system, systemic and ocular vascular diseases. The study was led by Hong Jiang, M.D., Ph.D., assistant professor of ophthalmology at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute.
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July 23, 2013
In the rarest of events, David T. Tse, M.D., professor of ophthalmology and the Dr. Nasser Ibrahim Al-Rashid Chair in Ophthalmic Plastic, Orbital Surgery and Oncology at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, was awarded his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Miami – nearly 40 years after launching his medical career.
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