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News 2016

Eye Safety Tips for Fourth of July Fireworks Celebrations

June 28, 2016

As the dangers of consumer fireworks can lead to serious eye injuries, including blindness, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute at the University of Miami Health System urges families to celebrate with caution this Fourth of July holiday.

J. William Harbour, M.D.

Sylvester Researchers Study Size and Gene Expression to Classify Uveal Melanomas

June 07, 2016

A team of researchers at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine has conducted two new studies that may help guide prognosis and treatment of uveal melanomas. Building on key discoveries made in recent years, the research team, led by J. William Harbour, M.D., an eye cancer expert at Sylvester, factored tumor size and mutations into a patient’s prognosis.

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Marco Ruggeri, Ph.D.

Bascom Palmer’s Dr. Marco Ruggeri Named Emerging Vision Scientist

June 07, 2016

Marco Ruggeri, Ph.D., research assistant professor of ophthalmology at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, was named a 2016 Emerging Vision Scientist by the National Alliance for Eye and Vision Research for developing cutting edge imaging technologies for diagnostic and surgical applications in ophthalmology. Ruggeri was one of seven researchers selected from across the U.S. for the 2016 class of emerging vision scientists.

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