October 04, 2017
By sending non-perishable medical supplies, setting up an international communications network and arranging transport for patients needing urgent care, the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine is mobilizing its resources to help Puerto Rico’s medical community after the devastation of Hurricane Maria.
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October 02, 2017
Bascom Palmer Eye Institute of the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and the Puerto Rico Society of Ophthalmology, in conjunction with a network of ophthalmologists throughout the United States, has launched Eye Care: Puerto Rico.
September 28, 2017
Researchers at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine have identified the considerable impact of the Zika virus on the eye in a groundbreaking study entitled “Ocular Histopathologic Features of Congenital Zika Syndrome” published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Ophthalmology.
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September 20, 2017
A rise in fungal infections of the retina is linked to the nation’s opioid crisis, according to researchers at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute. Physicians treating intravenous drug users should be aware of this dangerous complication and screen their patients for recent changes in their vision.
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September 18, 2017
A volunteer team from Bascom Palmer Eye Institute spent three days in Key West last week providing urgently needed vision care for residents, nurses, and disaster recovery personnel working to restore services in the Lower and Middle Keys that were devastated by Hurricane Irma. “We moved quickly to equip our Vision Van for the disaster relief effort in the Keys,” said Eduardo C. Alfonso, M.D., director of Bascom Palmer.
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September 14, 2017
Even before Hurricane Irma’s winds had finally subsided, the Miller School of Medicine campus was in recovery mode, making sure that it, and the University of Miami Health System satellite facilities, would be able to return to business as usual with minimal delay. In fact, with few exceptions, operations were back to normal on Wednesday morning, as employees returned to work, and patients began arriving for appointments.
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September 14, 2017
First there was the impromptu birthday party for three children who had to stay at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute during Hurricane Irma because their parents were taking care of patients or working to keep things running throughout the University of Miami Health System. The goal of this and other moments was to ease families’ anxieties as the storm approached and then lingered for what seemed like forever over South Florida.
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August 16, 2017
With “back to school” just around the corner, it is important that all children have a vision screening beforehand to ensure that the quality of their eyesight will help, rather than hinder, their learning ability.
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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 »