Complications of diabetes can lead to blindness, yet only 29.9 percent of diabetic patients studied adhered to recommendations to have an eye examination. 

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J. Crawford Downs, Ph.D., will research a new wireless system to measure and control fluid pressure around the optic nerve. 

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UAB’s Lindsay Rhodes, M.D., will study telemedicine as a potential strategy to improve eye disease detection and management. 

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UAB’s Department of Ophthalmology provides a new residency program track to give incoming residents the option to participate in a clinical or basic research project of their choice.
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Thousands of people, many of them children, suffer eye injuries from fireworks each year in the United States. UAB ophthalmologists at the only eye emergency room in Alabama provide safety tips.
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The University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine and Department of Ophthalmology will host the 2016 Annual Clinical and Research Symposium on May 13-14 at the Westin Birmingham.
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UAB School of Medicine alumnus uses his talents and his faith to give the gift of sight to those in Kenya and Alabama.
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New study sheds light on a link between noncorrectable vision problems and ADHD in children.
UAB researchers say how long your eyes take to adjust to the dark may be a risk factor for age-related macular degeneration.
UAB’s J. Crawford Downs, Ph.D., has received another grant to bring the relationship between age, intraocular pressure and glaucoma development into focus.
African-Americans are at increased risk for glaucoma, and a new UAB study looks to find ways to improve medication adherence in that patient group
Children and teens with low vision can enjoy a special event at McWane Center sponsored by Songs for Sight.
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Rates of vision impairment are high among seniors living in subsidized housing, suggesting an increased need for widespread vision screening.

UAB ophthalmologists have dinner in the dark to gain better understanding of what it means to be vision-impaired.
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Environmental factors like pool and ocean water seem harmless, but they can actually affect eye health. UAB experts break down how to stay safe this season.
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A UAB study to explore the effects of intraocular pressure fluctuations on glaucoma receives federal funding.
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Vision services backed by UAB’s Callahan Eye Hospital now available in Talladega and Sylacauga.
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UAB ophthalmologists are racing to save our sight. While the number of Americans with glaucoma could double by 2050, UAB’s team of specialists and scientists is expanding knowledge about the disease. Discover how expert care, clever inventions, and engineering ingenuity could lead to early detection and new treatments in UAB Magazine.
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Brian Nykanen is a Cadet in the Army ROTC and honors student.
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UAB researchers are probing the secrets of subretinal drusenoid deposits, which may be a leading factor in the onset of age-related macular degeneration.
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