In the Media Tag: Cataract -A-Thon

Mid-Southerners are getting their lives back in focus thanks to annual Cataract-A-Thon

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Physicians at the Hamilton Eye Institute were out Saturday using their talents to give a major give to people in need. 16 people received free cataract surgeries to help get their lives back in focus. The Fourth Annual Cataract-A-Thon has helped more than 100 people since it began in 2017.”It’s incredible, so many of these… Read More

Live at 9: Cataract-a-thon to provide free surgeries to participants


Doctors Brian Fowler and Salar Rafieetary talk about the Cataract-a-thon, an event that will provide free surgeries to participates thanks to the UTHSC Hamilton Eye Institute.

Mid-South surgeons restore vision for 25 people

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For a third year, Mid-South surgeons, nurses and volunteers restored vision for 25 people. It was all part of the Cataract-a-Thon, which offers free cataract surgery to those who are uninsured or unable to access proper eye care. The event honors the late Dr. Ivan Marais, innovator of cataract surgery.

Eye Institute grants improved vision to Memphians

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Patients filed into a waiting room at Hamilton Eye Institute most of Saturday, before receiving surgery that removes cataracts, a medical condition that impairs vision. The patients were part of the annual two-day Cataract-A-Thon, which provides free cataract surgery to Mid-South patients who are uninsured or unable to access proper care. The event, which ended… Read More

Morning Break: Suicide Surge; Google Salutes Apgar; Hooked on Vaping

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With CDC data showing a 25% increase in the suicide rate in the New Millennium, advice about how to get help for someone who might be suicidal is in order. (CNN) In sadly related news, celebrity chef, author, and TV travel show host Anthony Bourdain apparently took his own life in a French hotel. (CNN)… Read More

Eye can’t believe it: Hamilton Eye Institute Surgery Center to provide free cataract surgery worth $150k — 5 notes

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Memphis-based Tennessee Health Science Center’s Hamilton Eye Institute Surgery Center will host the second-annual Ivan Marais Cataract-A-Thon June 15 and 16.