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New therapies enrich noninfectious uveitis treatment landscape

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, March 10, 2020
Complex, multifactorial and associated with at least 40 different disorders, uveitis is the fifth leading cause of blindness worldwide. With an…
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Ophthalmologists face unique practice management challenges

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, October 25, 2019
Ophthalmologists are tested with unique and difficult medical challenges every day, but practice owners and partners can take steps to address…
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Glaucoma experts give perspectives on LiGHT trial: SLT vs. drops

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, September 25, 2019
Earlier this year, The Lancet published the results of the LiGHT trial, comparing selective laser trabeculoplasty and eye drops to treat patients…

Bascom Palmer named best ophthalmology hospital

July 30, 2019
For the 16th consecutive year, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute has been named as the best ophthalmology hospital in the country by U.S. News & World

Is there still a future for postoperative topical steroid drops?

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, July 25, 2019
Point Changes in post-cataract surgery steroid delivery have garnered significant attention in recent years. Traditionally, patients have been forced…

Can a thorough follow-up ROP exam be done without fluorescein angiography?

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, June 25, 2019
Fluorescein angiography is a great way to look at the vasculature in retinopathy of prematurity, but it has its limitations: the expense of the…

Bascom Palmer researcher awarded $9.12 million NEI grant

March 19, 2019
The National Eye Institute has awarded Wei Li, PhD, a $9.12 million R24 grant to develop a drug to protect infants from eye disorders due to…

Lower energy surgery delivered with and without femtosecond laser

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, December 25, 2018
Kendall E. Donaldson, MD, MS; Sumitra S. Khandelwal, MD
Welcome to another edition of CEDARS/ASPENS Debates. CEDARS/ASPENS is a joint society of cornea, cataract and refractive surgery specialists, here to…
The Dry Eye

We are all headache doctors

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, October 25, 2018
Darrell E. White, MD
One of my earliest columns on dry eye disease shared the sad news that each and every one of you is a red eye doctor. Yes, even you, esteemed Dr…
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Mobile technology brings the eye exam home

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, October 25, 2018
More than half of the world’s population is now online. According to 2018 data, the number of unique mobile subscribers around the world has…

Bascom Palmer, Wills Eye top list of best ophthalmology hospitals

August 14, 2018
Bascom Palmer Eye Institute has been named as the best ophthalmology hospital in the country for the 15th consecutive year by U.S. News & World

Surgeon meets challenges of performing gene therapy

April 4, 2018
On March 22, a Florida boy underwent gene therapy with Luxturna for treatment of inherited retinal disease at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, a…

Bascom Palmer receives $12 million donation to establish research center

March 5, 2018
Bascom Palmer Eye Institute at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine has received a $12 million donation from Lois Pope to establish a…
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Ophthalmologists serve important purpose after natural disasters

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, February 10, 2018
Through care or supplies, volunteering ophthalmologists can fill a crucial need for communities, residents and patients affected by natural…

Teamwork helped Bascom Palmer through Hurricane Irma

September 28, 2017
For Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Miami, Hurricane Irma provided a challenge before, during and after the storm as one of its rooms flooded and…

Is there a role for MIGS devices in the treatment of pediatric glaucoma?

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, August 25, 2017
Point For children with primary congenital glaucoma, the pathology is at the trabecular meshwork, and for this reason, Schlemm’s canal-based…

Bascom Palmer named best in ophthalmology again

August 8, 2017
Bascom Palmer Eye Institute has topped U.S. News & World Report’s annual list of best hospitals for ophthalmology for the 14th consecutive…

OSN introduces new section editors

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, April 25, 2017
It is my pleasure to announce exciting changes to our editorial board. In an effort to continually evolve in covering ophthalmology, I met recently…
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Victor T. Curtin, MD, long-time professor at Bascom Palmer, dies

March 16, 2016
Victor T. Curtin, MD, professor emeritus of ophthalmology at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, died March 9 in Miami. Curtin was the first faculty member…
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Researchers link chronic pain syndromes and dry eye

December 17, 2015
Having found a link between dry eye and chronic pain syndromes, researchers suggest a multidisciplinary approach to treatment be undertaken. In a…