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Bascom Palmer Eye Institute

Relief Efforts

Bascom Palmer Eye Institute has mobilized its resources and staff to offer eye care following the catastrophic natural disasters in several parts of the world. Most recently, our Vision Van has been in Sendai, Japan and neighboring areas offering medical assistance to the victims of the tsunami and earthquakes that affected Japan in March 2011. Our staff was also quick to volunteer to travel to Haiti in 2010 following the earthquake and to New Orleans in 2005 immediately after Hurricane Katrina.

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Bascom Palmer Eye Institute and the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine mobilized their resources to provide help to the victims of the Hurricane Katrina. Bascom Palmer Eye Institute has a special connection to New Orleans because our namesake, Dr. Bascom Headon Palmer, the legendary Miami ophthalmologist, was a graduate of the College of Medicine at Tulane University.

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Bascom Palmer Eye Institute has always considered community service an integral part of its mission. In this regard, the Institute’s Vision Van – a 40-foot mobile eye clinic provides invaluable eye screenings to the underserved throughout South Florida.