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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July 15, 2014
For the 11th consecutive year, the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine’s Bascom Palmer Eye Institute has been ranked the nation’s best in ophthalmology by U.S. News & World Report. Bascom Palmer has received the No. 1 ranking a total of 13 times and has been in the top two since the annual rankings began 25 years ago.
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July 01, 2014
As July 4th celebrations often include fireworks, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute urges families to celebrate with caution this Fourth of July holiday. The dangers of consumer fireworks include blindness, as well as injuries to the head, face, and hands.
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July 01, 2014
Richard K. Parrish II, M.D., professor of ophthalmology at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, has received the John R. Brayton, Jr., M.D., Leadership Award from the Florida Society of Ophthalmology (FSO), the state’s preeminent professional association for physicians who specialize in vision care.
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June 24, 2014
Physician-scientists at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine have received a five-year $2.82 million grant from the National Eye Institute of the National Institutes of Health to study retinitis pigmentosa (RP). RP is a group of inherited eye diseases that cause progressive vision loss and blindness.
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June 20, 2014
Carol L. Karp, MD, Professor of Ophthalmology at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute of UHealth – the University of Miami Health System, says, “Sunglasses may be your most important summer accessory.” The right pair of sunglasses can go a long way in protecting eyes from both long and short term damage caused by ultraviolet (UV) light of the sun.
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May 08, 2014
Driven by a commitment to move from treatments to cures, the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine is a leader in the field of regenerative medicine. Researchers and clinicians are collaborating in a wide range of disciplines to develop new strategies that use the body’s own cells to fight cancer, diabetes, heart disease and other chronic problems, as well as repair damaged nerve fibers.
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May 07, 2014
When Phillip Tenzel and Paul Tenzel received their Doctor of Medicine degrees May 10 at the BankUnited Center, the first cousins continued an expanding family medical legacy at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.
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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. We are pleased to introduce MyUHealthChart.com, our new electronic medical records (EMR) system.
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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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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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