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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 of… 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


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Free Services Worth $75,000 Provided at Third-Annual Ivan Marais Cataract-A-Thon

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The third-annual Ivan Marais Cataract-A-Thon at the Hamilton Eye Institute (HEI) at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center gave 24 patients the gift of sight Saturday. This year’s efforts were led by Kourtney Houser, MD, assistant professor of ophthalmology at the Hamilton Eye Institute, and Emily Taylor Graves, MD, of Duncan Eye, PLLC. Patients from… Read More


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The Mid-South Lions Club Improving Lives Through The Gift of Sight

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The Mid-South Lions Club  may occupy only a small space in the lobby of the Hamilton Eye Institute (HEI) at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC),  but the group’s impact on the university’s ophthalmic community outreach efforts does not go unnoticed. Across the nation, Lions Clubs assist indigent patients who need something beyond… Read More


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HEI Lion’s Club To Host 2019 Race For Sight February 16

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William Evans, a fourth-year medical student at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), enjoys the feeling of community that surrounds the Race for Sight. “I love witnessing the support that it generates to help restore vision,” Evans, this year’s race director, said. “The Race for Sight has helped to cement my passion for… Read More


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HEI Team Members Serve More Than 350 Patients During Mission Trip to the Dominican Republic

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Giving back to the community has always been a priority for the team members of the Hamilton Eye Institute (HEI) at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. HEI has conducted mission trips for years, and continues to promote healthy eye care around the world. Penny A. Asbell, MD, FACS, MBA, FARVO, the new HEI… Read More