A project by ophthalmologists at the University of Alabama at Birmingham will examine whether a partnership with community-based optometrists will improve detection and treatment of glaucoma, especially for high-risk populations.
The new clinics, located at at Medical West in Bessemer and the Birmingham St. Vincent’s Hospital campus, will provide care for a variety of ocular conditions.
Research to Prevent Blindness has awarded a grant of $110,000 to the Department of Ophthalmology.
The hospital boasts 154 credentialed medical staff, including 80 surgeons, and has trained more than 200 ophthalmologists. 
The UAB Driving Assessment Clinic can help those with low vision get a driver's license.
Kenneth Sloan, Ph.D., operator of UAB's 3-D Print Lab, said 3-D printing will have a role in regenerative medicine and medical research.
Ophthalmologists at the UAB Callahan Eye Foundation say fireworks are best left to the professionals.
Investigators in the study received a a $1.125 million grant from the National Eye Institute, one of the National Institutes of Health.
Distraction by a dog while driving may be worse for older drivers, according to research from UAB.
The grant will enhance programs in biomechanics and biotransport of fluids across the back of the eye involved with the progression of diseases.
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