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An Uncommon Diagnosis

In fall 2017, Crista Farley noticed what she thought was a bruise on the left eyelid of her three-year-old son, Jacob. The bump got bigger over time and took on a blue, marble-shaped appearance, so the family took Jacob to a pediatrician, who then referred him to UAB Callahan Eye Hospital.

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Dr. Samuels Named Chief of Staff, Director of Glaucoma Division

Brian C. Samuels, MD, PhD, associate professor in the UAB Department of Ophthalmology, has been named director of the Glaucoma Division and chief of staff of UAB Callahan Eye Hospital. Dr. Samuels completed his residency training at UAB, followed by clinical and research fellowships...

Callahan Offering New Treatment for Dry Eye

UAB Callahan Eye Hospital and Clinics recently began offering an innovative new treatment for dry eye called the Allergan TrueTear Intranasal Tear Neurostimulator, which temporarily increases tear production using electrical stimulation.

An Uncommon Diagnosis and Successful Surgery for Jacob Farley

At Callahan, Jacob was seen by Sarah Jacobs, MD, an assistant professor in the UAB Department of Ophthalmology, who diagnosed him with pilomatrixoma. Pilomatrixoma is a benign tumor of the hair follicle that occurs most often on the head, neck, arms, or torso; formation on the eyelid is extremely...

Confronting Congenital Cataracts

Congenital cataracts, an opacification of the eye lens, are typically diagnosed at birth or infancy. As an embryo’s eye begins to form, a blood vessel develops that runs through the gel of the eye and functions much like an umbilical artery.

UAB Saves Vision for Kayleigh Bolding

Emergency services transported Kayleigh to Birmingham, AL where she was immediately seen by staff and her surgeon, Martin Thomley, MD, Associate Professor in the Department of Ophthalmology. Thomley determined that Kayleigh needed emergency surgery.