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Bascom Palmer Marks a Decade as No. 1 in Ophthalmology

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Bascom Palmer Marks a Decade as No. 1 in Ophthalmology


Bascom Palmer is No. 1 in ophthalmology for the tenth consecutive year.

Bascom Palmer is No. 1 in ophthalmology for the tenth consecutive year.

After a triumphant golden anniversary celebration last year, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine has achieved another historic milestone. For the 10th consecutive year, the renowned institute is ranked No. 1 nationally in ophthalmology in U.S. News & World Report’s annual “Best Hospitals” rankings. Read the full story

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Bascom Palmer Eye Institute Breaks Ground on New Site in Naples


From left are Eduardo C. Alfonso, Stephen G. Schwartz, and Michael Gittelman at the new site in Naples.

From left are Eduardo C. Alfonso, Stephen G. Schwartz, and Michael Gittelman at the new site in Naples.

Bascom Palmer Eye Institute officially began its expansion to better serve patients on Florida’s Gulf Coast at a February 8 groundbreaking ceremony for its new and bigger location in Naples.

Bascom Palmer Chairman Eduardo C. Alfonso; Stephen G. Schwartz, medical director of Bascom Palmer at Naples; and Michael Gittelman, executive administrator at Bascom Palmer, joined Naples Mayor John F. Sorey and other community leaders at the 1.5-acre site Bascom Palmer purchased on the northeast corner of U.S. 41 and Cypress Woods Drive. Due to increasing patient demand, Bascom Palmer has outgrown space it has leased since first opening in Naples in 2004.

Bascom Palmer’s expanded presence in Naples will contain clinical space customized for the treatment of all ophthalmic diseases and disorders, as well as imaging, laser vision correction, vision research, and an ambulatory surgery center. Ranked the No. 1 eye hospital in the nation for the past nine years by U.S. News & World Report, Bascom Palmer is expected to draw more visitors to the region, contributing to Collier County’s growth as a medical destination.

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UHealth Sleep Center Moves to Bascom Palmer Eye Institute

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UHealth Sleep Center Moves to Bascom Palmer Eye Institute


The UHealth Sleep Center has moved into a new facility at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute.

The UHealth Sleep Center has moved from the National Parkinson Foundation to a newly renovated facility at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute.

Now located on the fifth floor of the nation’s No. 1 ranked eye hospital, the sleep center features a state-of-the-art sleep laboratory and extra space, including six sleep study rooms and consultation rooms to accommodate its growing patient base. Read the full story

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Researchers Make Discoveries that Could Restore Vision in Demyelinating Disease

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Researchers Make Discoveries that Could Restore Vision in Demyelinating Disease


From left, Sanjoy Bhattacharya, Di Ding, Vittorio Porciatti, and Mabel Enriquez-Algeciras.

Identifying the mechanisms behind progressive vision loss associated with glaucoma and demyelinating diseases such as multiple sclerosis is a goal for many ophthalmic researchers.

Now a research team from UHealth’s Bascom Palmer Eye Institute at the Miller School of Medicine has demonstrated for the first time how these disease processes cause important changes to neurons in the retina. The discoveries are not only important scientifically, but they will facilitate clinical interventions to potentially reverse—or ideally prevent—vision loss before patients become symptomatic. Read the full story

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UM’s Bascom Palmer Receives $10 Million Gift to Establish Orbital Vision Research Center


From left are, Eduardo C. Alfonso, professor and chair of Bascom Palmer Eye Institute; Nasser Ibrahim Al-Rashid; and David T. Tse.

One of the world’s most prominent businessmen and leading philanthropists has donated $10 million to the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute at the University of Miami to establish an interdisciplinary research center dedicated to eradicating blinding injuries and lethal orbital malignancies.

The gift from Saudi Arabia’s preeminent builder, Nasser Ibrahim Al-Rashid, Ph.D., the founder and chairman of Rashid Engineering who lost vision in one eye as a child, is the largest the nation’s top-ranked ophthalmology program has received during Momentum2: The Breakthrough Campaign for the University of Miami. It will establish the Dr. Nasser Ibrahim Al-Rashid Orbital Vision Research Center in the Miller School’s Evelyn F. and William L. McKnight Vision Research Center. Read the full story

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