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Stress Disorder Strong Indicators of Vision Problems for Veterans

November 30, 2012

Many veterans of the United States armed forces who have post-traumatic stress disorder also have undiagnosed, chronic vision problems, according to a study published by Bascom Palmer Eye Institute’s Ana Galor, M.D., assistant professor of clinical ophthalmology, who specializes in corneal and external diseases.

Bascom Palmer Eye Institute expanding, sees Naples as medical destination

November 19, 2012

NAPLES — Bascom Palmer Eye Institute plans to make an expanded Naples center its flagship location on the Gulf Coast of Florida, a recognition of the community’s potential for medical tourism.

Local leaders are lauding the expansion plans and have been working with Bascom Palmer for months.

To Protect Your Eyes Before and After a Hurricane

August 24, 2012

Proper protection can prevent the vast majority of eye injuries

As you monitor Hurricane Isaac’s path — and finalize preparations in the heart of this hurricane season – be sure to take care of your own eyes. Many eye injuries happen during storm preparations – from nails ricocheting off storm shutters and debris falling during tree trimming, to household chemicals splashing into the eyes. According to officials at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute at UHealth – the University of Miami Health System, being prepared and alert to vision threats can help prevent the vast majority of hurricane-related eye injuries.

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UHealth Expands in Plantation

July 31, 2012

As UHealth continues to build and expand its clinical practice, UHealth experts are now available at the newly opened UHealth Plantation. Located in central Broward County in the Crossroads Office Park, UHealth Plantation is just minutes from I-595 and University Drive, providing easy access to high-quality care and services in one central location.

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Bascom Palmer Eye Ranked the Nation’s Best in Ophthalmology

July 18, 2012

For the ninth consecutive year, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute of the University of the Miami Miller School of Medicine has been ranked the nation’s best in ophthalmology in U.S.News & World Report’s annual Best Hospitals edition. Bascom Palmer has received the #1 ranking 11 times since the rankings began more than 20 years ago.

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Dr. Sara J. Czaja to Present Collegetown Lecture: “Aging Gracefully”

July 10, 2012

Sara J. Czaja, Ph.D., Leonard M. Miller Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and scientific director of the Center on Aging, will present a special lecture, “Aging Gracefully,” on Thursday, July 26, as part of the Collegetown initiative to enrich the local community with intellectual discourse and presentations by faculty experts.

Bascom Palmer Celebrates 50 Years of Breakthroughs

February 02, 2012

Celebrating a half century of ophthalmic breakthroughs, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute of the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine is looking to the future and building on research advances its founders could not have imagined.

Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, the nation’s #1 ranked eye hospital and part of UHealth – the University of Miami Health System, begins its golden anniversary year by hosting a global scientific meeting in Miami that begins tomorrow. With more than 600 prominent ophthalmologists attending, the Feb. 2-4 meeting will share new research projects in such areas as macular degeneration, glaucoma, gene therapy, and cellular regeneration using stem cells.