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The only ophthalmology residency in Alabama
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  • 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.

  • Colorful Agam sculpture returns to Callahan Eye Hospital

    by Bob Shepard

    “Complex Vision” has returned to its place on the side of the Callahan Eye Hospital at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. The kinetic sculpture, originally installed in 1976, was taken down for restoration last April. The sculpture was created by famed artist Yaacov Agam, often called the father of kinetic art.

    “Alston Callahan, the founder of the hospital and the primary force behind acquiring ‘Complex Vision,’ had a passion for art, and a passion to help people with eye disease,” said Brian Spraberry, CEO of Callahan Eye Hospital. “He wanted to give them an experience that they could appreciate.”

  • J. Waid Blackstone, M.D., joins faculty

    Blackstone webportrait

    J. Waid Blackstone, M.D., joins the UAB Department of Ophthalmology as an assistant professor. Dr. Blackstone, an alumnus of the UAB Ophthalmology residency program, has more than ten years experience as an eye care specialist. Dr. Blackstone is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Medical Association, the Alabama Academy of Ophthalmology and the Medical Association of the State of Alabama.