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HEI Doctors Push Eye Safety as Priority for Solar Eclipse Preparation

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The solar eclipse on August 21 is an exciting event, but it can also be dangerous if you don’t take precautions to protect your eyesight. During a solar eclipse, the moon will partially or fully cover the sun. During this event, the sky will turn darker, causing the pupils to dilate, increasing the amount of… Read More


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HEI Director James C. Fleming Receives 2017 Outstanding Physician Award from Tennessee Medical Association

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James C. Fleming, MD, FACS, director of the Hamilton Eye Institute (HEI) at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), has received the 2017 Outstanding Physician Award from the Tennessee Medical Association. Dr. Fleming is also the Philip M. Lewis Professor of Ophthalmology and former chair of the Department of Ophthalmology in the College… Read More


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Inaugural Cataract-A-Thon at UTHSC’s Hamilton Eye Institute Gives Gift of Sight to Those in Need

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Thirty people saw the world differently when they walked out of the Hamilton Eye Institute Surgery Center at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center on Friday, June 2. They were patients in the inaugural Ivan Marais Cataract-A-Thon, a daylong outreach effort by multiple organizations, corporate sponsors, and volunteers to provide free cataract surgeries to individuals,… Read More


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St. Baldrick’s Foundation Announces 2017 St. Baldrick’s Summer Fellow Recipient at the Hamilton Eye Institute

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The Hamilton Eye Institute at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center is among 21 institutions in the country, and the only one in Tennessee, where the St. Baldrick’s Foundation has awarded a $5,000 grant toward a summer fellow. UTHSC PhD student Zachary Keith Goldsmith has been named a 2017 St. Baldrick’s Summer Fellow. “My… Read More


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Data Analysis by Ophthalmologists at Hamilton Eye Institute at UT Health Science Center Finds Lower Risk of Infection Over Time with LASIK Surgery than with Contacts

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Which causes fewer eye infections – contact lens wear or LASIK surgery? While traditionally contacts were thought to be safer than a surgical procedure, an analysis by ophthalmologists from the Hamilton Eye Institute at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center indicates otherwise. A metadata analysis comparing the incidence of microbial keratitis, an infection of… Read More


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Assistant Professor Rajashekhar Gangaraju of UTHSC Receives $1.5 Million Grant to Develop Stem Cell Therapeutics for Retinal Injuries

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Rajashekhar Gangaraju, PhD, an assistant professor in the Hamilton Eye Institute at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), has been awarded a $1.5 million grant from the United States Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity to develop stem cell-based therapeutics for retinal damage after traumatic brain injury, specifically in military personnel after blast injuries… Read More


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UTHSC’s Role in Back-to-School Health Fair Reflects Commitment to Help Community

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The annual Back-to-School Family Affair Event is extremely important to the entire UT Health Science Center family, Pamela Houston, director of the Office of Special Events and Community Affairs at UTHSC, said after the most recent one held last weekend. Sponsored by Omega Ministries/Omega Healthy Practices and the Healthcare Organizations of Greater Memphis Coalition, the 28th annual… Read More


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New Personal Safety Features Coming to Campus

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There’s a threatening situation at a business near your building, but you miss the notification because you’re away from your UTHSC email. You’re walking across campus alone at night, wishing you had someone with you. You’re headed to the parking garage, and realize no one else is around. Two new security features coming to UTHSC… Read More