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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February 18, 2014
After a 2010 roll out on the medical campus, UChart is ready to be implemented at two of the Miller School’s specialty hospitals, where advanced patient care, documentation and communication are primary goals.
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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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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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December 17, 2013
The Department of Ophthalmology invites you to attend a two-day mass spectrometry seminar from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday, January 9, and Friday, January 10, at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, Jose Berrocal Auditorium.
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December 10, 2013
Bascom Palmer Eye Institute celebrated its XXXV Annual Inter-American Course in Clinical Ophthalmology (CURSO) at the Intercontinental Miami on November 24-27. The four-day course was a tremendous success with 720 ophthalmologists from more than 30 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean in attendance.
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October 29, 2013
Back in 1979, Miriam Aguirre Santos was walking with her 5-year-old son Juan and his younger sister in their hometown of Holguin de Oriente in Cuba. Suddenly, a motorcycle driver swerved, striking Juan in the head and leaving him with a scar on the cornea of his left eye.
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October 22, 2013
Richard K. Lee, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor of ophthalmology at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, was among 40 healthcare providers and specialists who brought much-needed eye care to patients in Panama aboard the world’s only airborne ophthalmic training and treatment hospital.
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October 15, 2013
Research led by Bascom Palmer Eye Institute physician-scientists Rong Wen, M.D., Ph.D., and Byron Lam, M.D., has produced a breakthrough discovery in diagnosing retinitis pigmentosa, a blinding disease that affects about 1 in 4,000 people in the United States.
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