December 08, 2015
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine researchers have found a link between “dry eye” and chronic pain syndromes and mental health — a finding that suggests that a new paradigm is needed for diagnosis and treatment to improve patient outcomes.
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December 01, 2015
In this week’s DIRECCT Talk, Natacha Caballero, the director of Patient Access at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, who joined UM as a temporary employee, discusses the moments that inspired her pride in being “part of such an incredible organization” and her dedication to helping lead the U’s culture transformation journey.
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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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July 27, 2015
After 16 years of blindness, Carmen Torres can finally see the light thanks to an innovative “bionic eye” system implanted by a surgical team at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute.
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July 21, 2015
For the 12th consecutive year — and the 14th time overall — Bascom Palmer Eye Institute at UHealth – the University of Miami Health System has been ranked the nation’s best in ophthalmology by U.S. News & World Report in its 2015-2016 Best Hospitals edition. Every year since the rankings began 25 years ago, Bascom Palmer has been ranked either first or second in the country.
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July 01, 2015
As the dangers of consumer fireworks can lead to severe eye injury, including blindness, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute urges families to celebrate with caution this Fourth of July.
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June 30, 2015
Bascom Palmer Eye Institute has opened its much-anticipated new eye center in Naples, bringing world-class eye care to Southwest Florida.
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June 16, 2015
A team of Bascom Palmer Eye Institute researchers has discovered that the protein cochlin, most recognized in concentrated levels within the inner ear, is present in the eye and has an effect on glaucoma.
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May 19, 2015
At a ceremony before his family, colleagues, Miller School of Medicine and University leadership, Steven J. Gedde, M.D., professor of ophthalmology, was formally presented with the Dr. John G. Clarkson Endowed Chair in Medical Education at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute to support medical education.
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April 07, 2015
As millions take to the playing field this spring, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute of UHealth, the University of Miami Health System reminds coaches, parents and athletes of the importance of wearing eye protection.
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March 24, 2015
More than 250 friends and supporters of Bascom Palmer Eye Institute attended a hard hat tour and reception at Bascom Palmer’s new eye center that is under construction on Tamiami Trail in Naples.
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March 10, 2015
Bascom Palmer Eye Institute of the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine today announced the establishment of the Dr. John G. Clarkson Endowed Chair in Medical Education at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute to support medical education.
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February 10, 2015
To continue supporting innovative research in experimental ocular pathology, Sander R. Dubovy, M.D., professor of ophthalmology and pathology, has been named the Victor T. Curtin Chair in Ophthalmology.
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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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