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Solar eclipse.

How to Watch the Great American Solar Eclipse without Damaging Your Vision

August 14, 2017

The first complete solar eclipse to span the United States in 99 years will occur on Monday, August 21. If you plan to join the millions of people viewing the sight of the century, it is important to protect your eyes. Rule No. 1: Never look directly at the sun without proper eye protection — even for a few minutes. You can seriously damage your vision.

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Bascom Palmer Eye Institute Ranked Nation’s #1 in Ophthalmology for 16th Time

August 10, 2017

Bascom Palmer Eye Institute of the University of Miami Health System and University of Miami Miller School of Medicine has again been ranked as the nation’s best in ophthalmology by U.S News & World Report in its Best Hospitals edition. It is the 14th year in a row and the 16th time that Bascom Palmer Eye Institute has been ranked Number One since the publication began surveying U.S. physicians for its annual rankings.

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Eye Safety Tips for Fourth of July Fireworks Celebrations

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.

Volunteer physicians and medical students in the Galapagos islands.

UM Medical Team Brings Life-Changing Eye Care to Remote Galapagos Island

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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