November 24, 2015
Bascom Palmer Eye Institute’s Daniel Pelaez, Ph.D., research assistant professor of ophthalmology, was named a 2015 Emerging Vision Scientist by the National Alliance for Eye and Vision Research for his novel work on stem cells and retinal regeneration.
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November 17, 2015
A research team at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine has performed gene therapy on a 47-year-old man as part of a Phase 2 clinical trial to treat Choroideremia (CHM), a rare inherited cause of blindness. The Food and Drug Administration approved clinical trial will ultimately treat six patients with CHM to help determine the safety and efficacy of this novel treatment.
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November 03, 2015
More than 150 friends and supporters of Bascom Palmer Eye Institute attended the official grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony at the new Naples campus on October 26.
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October 26, 2015
Bascom Palmer Eye Institute and the American Academy of Ophthalmology urge Halloween shoppers to stay away from non-prescription lenses after study finds chlorine, metal during product testing.
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October 13, 2015
Researchers at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute funded by the National Institutes of Health have developed a novel mouse model for the vision disorder Leber hereditary optic neuropathy (LHON), and found that they can use gene therapy to improve visual function in the mice. LHON is one of many diseases tied to gene mutations that damage the tiny energy factories that our cells, called mitochondria.
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September 29, 2015
A collaborative Bascom Palmer Eye Institute and Florida International University (FIU) biomedical engineering team has developed a breakthrough retinal imaging technology that could help clinicians diagnose and assess the extent of vision loss in patients with a wide range of conditions.
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September 01, 2015
Stanley Arkin, a lifelong Hurricane, civic leader, and volunteer who chaired the board of governors at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute’s Anne Bates Leach Eye Hospital (ABLEH), passed away August 22, leaving an enduring mark on the institutions and community he loved. He was 82.
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August 18, 2015
Eduardo C. Alfonso, M.D., Chairman of the Department of Ophthalmology and holder of the Kathleen and Stanley J. Glaser Chair in Ophthalmology, was recently installed as President of the Pan American Association of Ophthalmology (PAAO) at its 31st Congress in Bogotá, Colombia. The PAAO’s mission is to provide continuing education, prevent blindness, and promote scientific and cultural exchange among ophthalmologists.
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August 14, 2015
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 04, 2015
Last November, Carmen Torres, who has retinitis pigmentosa — a genetic disease that causes progressive degeneration of the retina in both eyes — became the first patient in Florida, and only the 70th in the world, to receive the Argus II Retinal Prosthesis System, which provides electrical stimulation of the retina to induce visual perception.
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