As a young girl in Afghanistan, Fazila Aseem watched her grandmother struggle to complete daily tasks independently due to vision loss. This summer, Aseem will work with researchers in the Department of Ophthalmology to continue her interest in aging and vision research.
Rates of vision impairment are high among seniors living in subsidized housing, suggesting an increased need for widespread vision screening.
Megan Yeatts, marketing specialist in the Department of Ophthalmology, is UAB's Employee of the Month.
UAB ophthalmologists have dinner in the dark to gain better understanding of what it means to be vision-impaired.
J. Crawford Downs, Ph.D., vice chair of Research in the Department of Ophthalmology, was awarded a three-year, $1.23 million grant from the National Eye Institute to explore intraocular pressure fluctuation as it relates to the development and progression of glaucoma.
Brian Nykanen is a Cadet in the Army ROTC and honors student.
Through the Alabama Study on Early Age-Related Macular Degeneration, UAB researchers seek to identify the specific characteristics that make some more prone to AMD.
Research to Prevent Blindness has given UAB’s Department of Ophthalmology a grant to further research of retinal and optic nerve diseases.
Pediatric glaucoma is a rare, but dangerous eye disease. Learn more about this potential blinding condition and how ophthalmologists at UAB’s Callahan Eye Hospital saved the vision of one young boy.
A UAB study finds that minorities with diabetes have a high rate of diabetic retinopathy, a potentially blinding eye disease, and that telemedicine might be a good way to address that condition.