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Bascom Palmer’s Anne Bates Leach Eye Hospital Recognized at Quality and Patient Safety Summit

October 18, 2016

The Anne Bates Leach Eye Hospital of the University of Miami’s Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, the Miller School of Medicine and UHealth was among 11 Florida hospitals recently recognized for improving patient safety at the Florida Hospital Association’s Hospital Engagement Network Quality and Patient Safety Summit for Achievements in Improving Patient Care.

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Gordon Center and Bascom Palmer staffers discuss an emergency response training exercise.

Gordon Center Helps Bascom Palmer Eye Institute Lead the Way in Responding to Emergencies

October 18, 2016

Bascom Palmer Eye Institute/Anne Bates Leach Eye Hospital is improving patient safety through ongoing staff training in responding to medical emergencies. With support from the Gordon Center for Research in Medical Education, Bascom Palmer has initiated the Rapid Response Team, First Five Minutes training, and critical event learning simulations.

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Halloween Safety Warning: Frightening Risks of Non-Prescription Costume Contact Lenses

October 13, 2016

Wearing costume contact lenses to enhance your Halloween costume may seem like a good idea, but beware, dangerous chemicals and painful infections can lead to permanent eye damage and vision loss. Bascom Palmer Eye Institute and the American Academy of Ophthalmology are warning costume shoppers about over-the-counter decorative lenses after a recent study found that several varieties tested positive for chlorine and other harmful chemicals.

Focusing On You: Victor L. Perez, M.D.

October 11, 2016

During the this week’s segment of “Focusing on You: Breakthroughs in Precision Medicine,” Victor L. Perez, M.D., discusses some of the different methods used to treat dry eyes.

With Hurricane Matthew Moving Closer: Helpful Hurricane Tips from Bascom Palmer Eye Institute

October 04, 2016

As you monitor Hurricane Matthew’s path, — and finalize preparations in the heart of this hurricane season – be sure to take care of your own eyes. The last thing people think about is their eyes while preparing for hurricanes, but it should be one of the first. According to officials at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, being prepared and alert to vision threats can help prevent the vast majority of hurricane-related eye injuries.