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Bascom Palmer Eye Institute Ranked No. 1 in Nation for 12th Consecutive Year

July 21, 2015

For the 12th consecutive year — and the 14th time overall — Bascom Palmer Eye Institute at UHealth – the University of Miami Health System has been ranked the nation’s best in ophthalmology by U.S. News & World Report in its 2015-2016 Best Hospitals edition. Every year since the rankings began 25 years ago, Bascom Palmer has been ranked either first or second in the country.

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Richard K. Lee, M.D., Ph.D., left, and Richard K. Parrish, II, M.D.

First Study on Haitian-American Glaucoma Rates Stresses Need for More Awareness and Screening

January 20, 2015

Physicians at the University of Miami’s Bascom Palmer Eye Institute and medical students at the Miller School of Medicine have been the first to publish data on the prevalence of glaucoma in the Haitian-American population. Their findings, based on data from 750 participants, show that nearly 26 percent of Haitian-Americans have signs and symptoms for various stages of glaucoma..

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