Bascom Palmer Eye Institute Halloween Safety Alert: DECORATIVE NON-PRESCRIPTION CONTACT LENSES CAN DAMAGE EYES
Miami - Giving your eyes a Halloween look with wild contact lenses may be all the rage, but it can permanently damage vision. Bascom Palmer Eye Institute of the University of Miami School of Medicine warns consumers that using decorative lenses . . .
Bascom Palmer Eye Institute Establishes “Eyeglass Library” in Miami and Haiti to the Give the Gift of Sight
Eyeglass libraries will ideally serve as global model
May 9, 2011, Miami, FL --- With more than 314 million people worldwide in need of eyeglasses or other vision correction, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute is making a dent in meeting that . . .
Eye Allergies “Blooming” in South Florida; Precautions Recommended to Avoid Serious Complications
June 21, 2011, Miami, FL -- The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America recently ranked nine Florida locations, including Miami, as among the top 100 worst cities for allergy sufferers based on a 2011 study. With no defined “seasons,” South . . .
Sun Protection Vital for Eyes
June 24, 2011, Miami, FL - Sunglasses may be your most important accessory. Eye disease, particularly cataracts and age-related macular degeneration, the leading causes of vision loss among older adults are just some of the possible . . .
Bascom Palmer Eye Institute Physicians Urge South Floridians to Protect their Eyes during Fourth of July Fireworks Celebrations
Boys aged 13-15 sustain 75% of all firework-related eye injuries
June 30, 2011, Miami, FL – As July 4th celebrations often include fireworks and sometimes gunfire, the physicians of the University of Miami’s Bascom Palmer Eye Institute . . .
Tips from Bascom Palmer Eye Institute to Protect your Eyes Before and After a Hurricane
Proper protection can prevent the vast majority of eye injuries
Miami: As you monitor Hurricane Irene 's path, and finalize preparations in the heart of this hurricane season, be sure to take care of your own eyes. Many eye injuries . . .
Fanjul Family Donates $1 million to Bascom Palmer
The Fanjul family, owners of Florida Crystals Corporation, have pledged a $1 million gift to Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, part of the University of Miami’s Miller School of Medicine.
Alfonso Fanjul, chairman and chief executive officer of . . .
Bascom Palmer Eye Institute Ranked Nation's #1 in Ophthalmology for Eighth Consecutive Year
U.S. News Media Group Releases 2011-12 Best Hospitals Ranking For the eighth consecutive year, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute of the University of the Miami Miller School of Medicine has been ranked the nation’s best in ophthalmology in U.S.News & . . .
Avastin and Lucentis are equally effective in treating wet AMD --
Bascom Palmer Eye Institute ophthalmologist advocates global policy reform
Miami, FL, April 28, 2011 -- A federal funded study finds that Avastin, a drug approved to treat some cancers and that is commonly used off-label to treat age-related macular degeneration (AMD), is as effective as the Food and Drug . . .
Bascom Palmer Eye Institute's Vision Van Takes Flight
Standing in front of the Bascom Palmer Vision Van as it was loaded into an Anatov 124 on April 11 at Miami International Airport are Richard Lee, MD, PhD, Eduardo Alfonso, MD, and Kazushi Miyatake, MD, Medical Attaché with . . .
Bascom Palmer Rejects Secret Rebates for Eye Drug Use
On Thursday, Nov. 4, 2010, Andrew Pollack of the New York Times wrote an article describing a secret rebate program between the pharmaceutical company Genentech and select eye doctors throughout the country. In this program, eye doctors are offered . . .
Bascom Palmer Eye Institute Rated #1 in Overall Programs, Patient Care and Education
Ophthalmology Times announces top ophthalmology programs in USA
October 8, 2010, Miami, FL -- Bascom Palmer Eye Institute at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine has been ranked, for the third consecutive year, as having . . .
Bascom Palmer Eye Institute hosts Accommodation Club Meeting: the search for a solution to 'old sight' continues
Over 150 world leaders in science, engineering and clinical practice met at the 7th Accommodation Club meeting in Miami, Florida, to solve the problem of how to give presbyopes near vision as good as when they were young. More than one billion . . .
Bascom Palmer Eye Institute Ranked Nation's #1 in Ophthalmology for Seventh Consecutive Year
Bascom Palmer is ranked the No. 1 eye hospital in the country for the seventh straight year. For the seventh consecutive year, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute of the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine has been ranked the nation’s best in . . .
Stephen G. Schwartz, MD, MBA, Installed as FSO President
June 28, 2010, ORLANDO, FL – The Florida Society of Ophthalmology (FSO), the preeminent statewide professional association for medical and osteopathic doctors who specialize in vision care, installed Stephen G. Schwartz, MD, MBA, as . . .
Bascom Palmer Eye Institute Names Vittorio Porciatti, D. Sc. as Director and Vice Chair of Research
MIAMI, FL – Bascom Palmer Eye Institute of the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, part of UHealth – the University of Miami Health System, today announced that Vittorio Porciatti, D. Sc., has been named director and vice chair of . . .
Free Circulating DNA Might Aid Prostate Cancer Diagnosis
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Sylvester Hosts Annual Zubrod Memorial Lecture
The Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center proudly hosted the 11th Annual Zubrod Memorial Lecture and Cancer Research Poster Session on May 21. This year’s distinguished lecturer was Mario R. Capecchi, Ph.D., professor of biology and human . . .
Dr. W. Jarrard Goodwin Receives Chamber Lifetime Achievement Award
Two Miller School of Medicine faculty members were honored at the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce Health Care Heroes Awards at Parrot Jungle Thursday afternoon. W. Jarrard Goodwin, M.D., chief medical officer of Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer . . .
Clinical Trial for Metastatic Brain Cancer Launching at Sylvester
Patients battling lung and breast cancer that has metastasized to the brain currently have limited effective treatment options. This has created a critical need for the development of new therapies. Researchers at the Sylvester Comprehensive . . .
Researchers Develop Novel Strategy to Destroy Tumors Using the Immune System
Study published in Nature Harnessing the immune system is emerging as one of the most promising new ways to fight cancer. Most cancer cells are eliminated by the immune system; however, over a lifetime, a few may escape this immune . . .
Pap Corps Gives $3.2 Million to Fund Vital Cancer Research at Sylvester
The 21,000-member Papanicolaou Corps for Cancer Research today announced its annual gift to fund vital cancer research at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center. The check for $3.2 million was presented to Joseph Rosenblatt, M.D., interim . . .
Kalish Family Dedicates Endowed Chair in Stem Cell Transplantation
A standing-room only crowd celebrated the official dedication of The Kalish Family Endowed Chair in Stem Cell Transplantation to Krishna V. Komanduri, M.D., last week, a generous gift designed to help one of the world’s leading stem cell . . .
SunSmart 5K Run/Walk for Melanoma Awareness Draws Hundreds of People
More than 200 participants turned out for the third annual SunSmart Sprint 5K Run/Walk for Melanoma Awareness on Saturday, May 1. Runners and walkers gathered at Crandon Park on Key Biscayne for the 7 a.m. race, which raised an estimated $8,000 for . . .
Sylvester on Track to Receive $9.5 Million from the State for Cancer Research
The Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine could receive $9.5 million for continued cancer research as a result of the 2010 legislative session. This additional funding approved by the state House . . .