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Eye Safety Tips for Fourth of July Fireworks Celebrations

June 28, 2017

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.

Volunteer physicians and medical students in the Galapagos islands.

UM Medical Team Brings Life-Changing Eye Care to Remote Galapagos Island

June 27, 2017

It all started with a conversation between University of Miami Provost Thomas LeBlanc and Dr. Richard Lee of Bascom Palmer Eye Institute at a Faculty Senate event. The provost told Dr. Lee about an amazing experience he had had visiting a UM undergraduate program on Isabela Island in the Galapagos. He urged Lee to visit the island during a planned trip to Guayaquil to speak at an educational meeting.

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