July 15, 2014
For the 11th consecutive year, the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine’s Bascom Palmer Eye Institute has been ranked the nation’s best in ophthalmology by U.S. News & World Report. Bascom Palmer has received the No. 1 ranking a total of 13 times and has been in the top two since the annual rankings began 25 years ago.
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July 01, 2014
As July 4th celebrations often include fireworks, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute urges families to celebrate with caution this Fourth of July holiday. The dangers of consumer fireworks include blindness, as well as injuries to the head, face, and hands.
July 01, 2014
Richard K. Parrish II, M.D., professor of ophthalmology at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, has received the John R. Brayton, Jr., M.D., Leadership Award from the Florida Society of Ophthalmology (FSO), the state’s preeminent professional association for physicians who specialize in vision care.
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June 24, 2014
Physician-scientists at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine have received a five-year $2.82 million grant from the National Eye Institute of the National Institutes of Health to study retinitis pigmentosa (RP). RP is a group of inherited eye diseases that cause progressive vision loss and blindness.
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May 08, 2014
Driven by a commitment to move from treatments to cures, the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine is a leader in the field of regenerative medicine. Researchers and clinicians are collaborating in a wide range of disciplines to develop new strategies that use the body’s own cells to fight cancer, diabetes, heart disease and other chronic problems, as well as repair damaged nerve fibers.
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May 07, 2014
When Phillip Tenzel and Paul Tenzel received their Doctor of Medicine degrees May 10 at the BankUnited Center, the first cousins continued an expanding family medical legacy at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.
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April 09, 2014
For more than 50 years, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute has made it our goal to provide unsurpassed quality eye care to you and your family. It is with great excitement that we announce our next big step toward providing you with the best technological advances in the healthcare industry. We are pleased to introduce MyUHealthChart.com, our new electronic medical records (EMR) system.
April 02, 2014
A multidisciplinary research team of scientists, clinicians and biostatisticians led by John Guy, M.D., professor of ophthalmology and director of the ocular gene therapy laboratory at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, has pioneered a gene therapy approach for Leber Hereditary Optic Neuropathy (LHON) an inherited genetic disorder that causes rapid, permanent, and bilateral loss of vision in people of all ages.
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March 10, 2014
February 8, 2013 was a defining moment for Bascom Palmer’s future in Naples, Florida. A groundbreaking ceremony was held to celebrate the purchase of a 1.5-acre site located on the northeast corner of U.S. 41 and Cypress Woods Drive, across the street from Park Shore Drive. Construction of a new $15 million, 20,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art eye center is scheduled for completion in 2015.
February 25, 2014
The University of Miami Health System has announced plans for a 200,000-square-foot ambulatory center on the University’s Coral Gables campus to provide easy access for students, faculty, staff and surrounding communities.
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