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Exploring glaucoma via ocular biomechanics
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The only ophthalmology residency in Alabama
Based in the renowned UAB Callahan Eye Hospital
  • UAB Renews Vision for Renowned Sculptor Frank Fleming

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    Vision is precious to all of us, but for people who are especially oriented toward visual stimulus, or whose livelihood is dependent upon exceptional visual acuity, healthy vision has perhaps a deeper significance. UAB Medicine patient and Birmingham artist Frank Fleming can attest to that.

  • End-of-Summer and Back-to-School Eye Safety


    August is Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month, which emphasizes healthy vision for children by encouraging eye examinations to detect vision problems, and by preventing eye injuries at home and at school.

  • A lifetime of insights gained from a few hours without sight

    For 23 diners in Birmingham last Thursday, Dinner in the Dark was a real eye-opening experience, especially since the diners were blindfolded. The event gave sighted individuals some understanding of what it means to be visually impaired.

  • UAB researcher awarded $1.23 million grant for glaucoma research

    Downs newwebJ. Crawford Downs, Ph.D., vice chair of Research in the University of Alabama at Birmingham 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, a potentially blinding disease that affects more than 2.2 million Americans.