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2021 Brad Baker Honorary Race for Sight 5K Rescheduled for March 13

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The Hamilton Eye Institute (HEI) Lion’s Club at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center will host the fourth-annual Brad Baker Honorary Race for Sight 5K on March 13. The race was originally scheduled for February 20, but was postponed due to inclement weather. Participants will still have the option to participate in person at… Read More


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Hamilton Eye Institute Receives $300,000 Grant From Research to Prevent Blindness to Continue Vision Research Initiatives

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The Hamilton Eye Institute (HEI) at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center has been awarded an RPB Challenge Grant by Research to Prevent Blindness  to continue vision research initiatives conducted by the Department of Ophthalmology at UTHSC. The $300,00 grant will be distributed over four years. HEI holds one of three RPB Challenge Grants… Read More


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Hamilton Eye Institute Symposium to Feature Nationally Acclaimed Ophthalmic, Drug Development, and Research Experts

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s Hamilton Eye Institute (HEI) will host a continuing medical education symposium called Vision 2020 at HEI on Friday, October 9, and Saturday, October 10. The symposium is the first major event under the leadership of Penny Asbell, MD, FACS, MBA, FARVO, chair of the Department of Ophthalmology and director of… Read More


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Hamilton Eye Institute Boasts New Entrance

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Thanks to the generosity of one of UTHSC Hamilton Eye Institute’s (HEI) benefactors, the entrance of the comprehensive eye care center on Madison Avenue on the UTHSC campus has a new look. The recently completed project at HEI features a new fountain with water cascading over a backlit logo of the institute. Along with the… Read More


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Hamilton Eye Institute Emphasizes Importance of Emergency Care During Coronavirus Pandemic

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The Hamilton Eye Institute (HEI) at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center has continued to serve the community during the COVID-19 pandemic. “While we are following the Safer at Home guidelines, HEI has remained open to provide urgent care and emergency services to our patients and their families,” said Penny A. Asbell, MD, FACS,… Read More


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Asbell Leads National Ocular Antibiotic Resistance Study, Publishes in JAMA

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The results of a 10-year ongoing study led by Penny A. Asbell, MD, FACS, MBA, FARVO, chair of the Department of Ophthalmology and director of the Hamilton Eye Institute (HEI), have been published recently in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Ophthalmology. This surveillance study examines isolates from eye infections across the United… Read More


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Hamilton Eye Institute To Host Vision 2020 Symposium October 9-10

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s Hamilton Eye Institute (HEI) will host a continuing medical education symposium called Vision 2020 at HEI Friday, October 9, and Saturday, October 10. The symposium is the first major event under the leadership of Penny Asbell, MD, FACS, MBA, FARVO, chair of the Department of Ophthalmology and director… Read More


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Race For Sight 5K To Be Held February 29 To Assist With Local and International Vision Restoration Efforts

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Fourth-year medical student Adrianna Eder is excited to co-direct and coordinate logistics for the third-annual Race for Sight 5K. She is sharing race director duties with fourth-year medical students Caroline Awh and Barbara Smith. “I have thoroughly enjoyed being a part of this effort to raise money to restore vision,” she said. “This event would… Read More