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Protect your eyes: A baseball player’s story

  “It was just another regular day of practice, and we were doing some bunting drills,” Meade Kendrick said. He’s a red-shirt freshman baseball player at Samford...

Leave fireworks to the pros, UAB eye doctors say

Fourth of July 2013: Family members were shooting fireworks in the backyard of Dianne Peterson’s home in Vincent, Alabama, as she walked out of the house. “As I stepped out the back...

Cataract Surgery Comes of Age

Cataract surgery has come a long way, according to Virginia Lolley, M.D., an ophthalmologist and cataract surgeon at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). “The new...

Diabetic Eye Screenings via Telemedicine Show Value for Underserved Communities

Eye screenings of people with diabetes in underserved communities revealed that one in five had early stage diabetic retinopathy, according to a new study by a research consortium including...

What You Need to Know About Glaucoma in Children

One evening, five years ago, Brittni Powell did what a lot of young mothers do and gazed into her 2-month-old son’s eyes. What she saw had Brittni and her husband Byron heading immediately to a...

UAB Seeks Answers to Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) causes central vision loss in millions of Americans, interfering with everyday tasks such as driving, reading, and recognizing faces.

The disease...

UAB Researchers Focus on Solutions for Glaucoma

Advances in glaucoma therapies, including powerful eye drops and minimally invasive laser surgeries, mean few patients today would lose their vision if they were treated in time. But “many people...

A lifetime of insights gained from a few hours without sight

For 23 diners in Birmingham last Thursday, Dinner in the Dark was a real eye-opening experience, especially since the diners were blindfolded. The event gave sighted individuals some understanding...

UAB Renews Vision for Renowned Sculptor Frank Fleming

Vision is precious to all of us, but for people who are especially oriented toward visual stimulus, or whose livelihood is dependent upon exceptional visual acuity, healthy vision has...

Technology Helps Children See the World More Clearly

The UAB Center for Low Vision Rehabilitation partners with Sight Savers America to provide vision evaluations and free assistive devices for children whose families might otherwise not be...

End-of-Summer and Back-to-School Eye Safety

August is Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month, which emphasizes healthy vision for children by encouraging eye examinations to detect vision problems, and by preventing eye injuries at home and...

UAB Callahan Eye Hospital Recognized with Two Press Ganey Awards

UAB Callahan Eye Hospital received two prestigious national awards from Press Ganey, a health care consulting group that tracks quality, clinical performance, and patient satisfaction for...

A Clear Success: Bennett Butler

A young boys parents are stunned to find out he has glaucoma. Follow his journey with UAB Callahan Eye Hospital to 20/20 vision.

Grytz receives glaucoma award from BrightFocus

Rafael Grytz, Ph.D., associate professor, received the Thomas R. Lee Award for Glaucoma Research from the BrightFocus Foundation recognizing his grant, “Quantifying Collagen Remodeling of the Optic...

Young Scientist Makes Strides in Reengineering the Eye

For research pursuits, Rafael Grytz, Ph.D., has always blazed his own trail. That may explain how a civil engineer from Germany became as an assistant professor in the UAB Department of Ophthalmology.

Ocular biomechanics expert joins faculty

Massimo Antonio Fazio, Ph.D., joins the UAB Department of Ophthalmology as an assistant professor. Dr. Fazio holds a joint appointment in the Department of Biomedical Engineering.

New researcher joins ophthalmology

MiYoung Kwon, Ph.D., joins the UAB Department of Ophthalmology as an assistant professor. Dr. Kwon’s research focuses on understanding how eye disorders impact the way visual information is...

UAB research receives attention among European ophthalmologists

Two research projects from the UAB AMD Histopathology Laboratory, directed by Christine A. Curcio, Ph.D., were presented this week at the Deutsche Ophthalmologische Gesellschaft, which is the...

UAB researcher awarded $1.23 million grant for glaucoma research

J. Crawford Downs, Ph.D., vice chair of Research in the University of Alabama at Birmingham Department of Ophthalmology, was awarded a three-year, $1.23 million grant from the National Eye Institute.