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  • 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.

  • Thomas H. Metz, Jr., M.D., joins faculty

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    Thomas H. Metz, Jr., M.D., has joined the UAB Department of Ophthalmology as an assistant professor. Dr. Metz specializes in pediatric ophthalmology, and has been practicing in the Birmingham area for more than 15 years.

  • Dreer participates in panel discussion about concussions

    Laura Dreer, Ph.D., associate professor of ophthalmology, will participate in WBHM’s Issues and Ales panel discussion on Thursday, July 23, from 5:30-8pm. The topic is “Concussions and the Price of Playing Football.” Much of Dr. Dreer’s clinical research focuses on head injury, and she is chair of the Alabama Statewide Return-to-Learn Task Force, which aims to develop guidelines about when it is safe to return to school or work after a concussion. She will discuss specific strategies that can be used to help promote concussion awareness, prevention, and recovery.

  • UAB study finds that seniors in subsidized housing have higher rates of vision impairment

    Older adults living in subsidized housing facilities have higher rates of vision impairment than their peers, according to a study from the University of Alabama at Birmingham Department of Ophthalmology.

    The findings, published in The Gerontologist, were based on vision screenings for 238 residents of 14 federally subsidized senior housing facilities in Jefferson County, Ala. Forty percent of those surveyed failed distance vision screenings, and 58 percent failed near vision screenings, considerably higher than the rate of visual impairment in the general older adult population, which is typically between 10 and 20 percent.