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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December 02, 2014
Bascom Palmer Eye Institute celebrated its 36th Annual Inter-American Course in Clinical Ophthalmology (CURSO) at the Trump National Doral Miami October 26-29. The four-day course was the largest in its history with 745 ophthalmologists from 35 different countries in Latin America and the Caribbean in attendance.
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November 20, 2014
While people with diabetes are more likely to develop blinding eye diseases, recent studies have revealed low awareness of the issue among ethnicities at higher risk for diabetes and low uptake of preventive eye exams among affected Medicare beneficiaries.
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October 29, 2014
The Lennar Foundation, the charitable arm of The Lennar Corporation, one of the nation’s largest builders of quality homes, has given a lead gift of $50 million to name the UHealth at Coral Gables ambulatory center. A ceremonial groundbreaking event for The Lennar Foundation Medical Center took place last Thursday afternoon.
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October 21, 2014
Hispanics in the U.S. at risk for cardiovascular disease also have a high prevalence of sleep apnea, which is often undiagnosed, suggesting the untreated sleep disorder can lead to diabetes and hypertension in this population, according to an analysis of the results of the landmark Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos (SOL).
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October 14, 2014
Wearing decorative contact lenses to enhance your Halloween costume may seem fun, but it can permanently damage vision. Bascom Palmer Eye Institute of the University of Miami School of Medicine warns consumers that using decorative lenses without a prescription or a fitting by an eye-care professional carries serious risks to vision, potentially leading to blindness.
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August 26, 2014
In a deal that may lead to the first viable treatment for retinal diseases, Amarantus Bioscience Holdings, Inc., a biotechnology company, has exercised its exclusive right to license intellectual property related to a protein product developed by a researcher at the Miller School of Medicine’s Bascom Palmer Eye Institute.
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August 12, 2014
At 4:45 a.m., the sun isn’t up yet. Nonetheless, when Michael Montero, first-shift receptionist, and Miguel Figueroa, first-shift wellness instructor, arrive each weekday morning to open the recently renamed UHealth Fitness and Wellness Center, located on the 9th floor of the Clinical Research Building, the same group of guys is already waiting to get in and get started.
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August 07, 2014
Amidst the school supplies, uniforms and immunizations that signal the start of the school year, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute encourages parents to take advantage of any vision screening opportunities that are available to them.
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August 05, 2014
A new collaboration between the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine’s Bascom Palmer Eye Institute and Jackson Health System’s Jefferson Reaves Sr. Health Center promises improved access to primary care for uninsured patients with diabetic retinopathy.
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