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Electronic Medical Records Coming Soon

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. On May 12, 2014 we will introduce MyUHealthChart.com, our new electronic medical records (EMR) system.

John Guy, M.D.

Clinical Trial Uses Gene Therapy to Target Mutations in Mitochondrial Genes

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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New Center to Open in 2015

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.

Jianhua (Jay) Wang, M.D., Ph.D.

Bascom Palmer Researchers Develop First Slit-Lamp Diagnostic Instrument for Imaging Both Microvascul

February 04, 2014

A team of Bascom Palmer Eye Institute researchers has developed a new slit-lamp diagnostic instrument that can capture clear diagnostic images of the complex network of capillaries in the conjunctiva at the front of the eye, and take videos to track the flow of blood through those vessels. The study was led by Hong Jiang, M.D., Ph.D., assistant professor of ophthalmology at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute at the Miller School.

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John Guy, M.D.

Bascom Palmer Eye Institute Announces LHON Breakthrough

January 23, 2014

A research team led by John Guy, M.D., professor of ophthalmology at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, has pioneered a novel technological treatment for Leber Hereditary Optic Neuropathy (LHON), an inherited genetic defect that causes rapid, permanent, and bilateral loss of central vision in people of all ages, but primarily males ages 20-40.

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