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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


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UTHSC, Southern College of Optometry Introduce Vision Enhancement Program for Faculty, Staff and Students

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  A new collaboration between the Hamilton Eye Institute and the Southern College of Optometry is giving UTHSC faculty, staff, and students new options for their eye care health. Through the Vision Enhancement Program, the campus community will be provided with discount opportunities at the University Clinical Health-Hamilton Eye Institute at UTHSC, The Eye Center… Read More


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Back to School Family Affair Provides Services For 625 Community Children

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The 30th annual Back to School Family Affair held at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s Student-Alumni Center July 14 provided free services to 625 children in the Memphis community. In addition to medical services, screenings and immunizations, participants also received backpacks filled with school supplies. Five hundred of them were donated by UTHSC.… Read More


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Second Annual Ivan Marais Cataract-A-Thon Gives Nearly 50 Patients The Gift of Sight

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For ophthalmologist Emily Taylor Graves, MD, of Duncan Eye, PLLC, the highlight of the second-annual Ivan Marais Cataract-A-Thon at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s Hamilton Eye Institute (HEI) Friday and Saturday was watching the 100 volunteers who sacrificed their time to serve others and give the gift of sight. “That was my favorite… Read More


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Hamilton Eye Institute to Provide Free Cataract Surgery to More Than 50 Patients During Second Annual Ivan Marais Cataract-A-Thon June 15-16

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Tommy Fowler’s vision was reduced to a fog or a blur. “The light would have to be just right, or I couldn’t see. Still, Fowler continued to pursue his daily tasks, until he had a car wreck and knew something had to be done. Fowler, who’s from Rienzi, Mississippi, found help in 2017 through the… Read More