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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August 14, 2017
The first complete eclipse to span the United States in 99 years happens 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.
Eye Safety Tips for Children and Adults »
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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July 27, 2017
Long-term results of the first-ever gene therapy clinical trial in the U.S. for a mitochondrial disease, Leber Hereditary Optic Neuropathy, showed low and medium doses improved visual acuity in most patients when treated within one year of onset of visual loss. The study was conducted at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute.
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July 26, 2017
The Miami Dolphins and UHealth – the University of Miami Health System announced a partnership that will see the local health system serve as the official health care provider of the Miami Dolphins and Hard Rock Stadium. Through the partnership, UHealth will have the entitlement to the southeast corner of Hard Rock Stadium.
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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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