Jessica Martindale

Jessica Martindale

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The UAB Department of Ophthalmology has changed its name to the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, a move to reflect the comprehensive scope of services the department provides ranging from state-of-the-art patient care, comprehensive education for the next generation of ophthalmologists, and groundbreaking research.
Glaucoma affects more than 3 million people in the United States and is the leading cause of blindness in African-Americans.
Comprehensive eye exams can detect a variety of eye conditions that, left untreated in a child, could result in partial or complete loss of vision later in life.
This study will explore the role of biomechanical differences in the optic nerve that may explain why individuals of African descent are at greatest risk of developing glaucoma.
Anderson Glover was diagnosed with congenital cataracts when he was 8 months old, but specialized treatment from UAB has provided new vision for a bright and happy child. 
As NASA prepares for its journey to Mars, one UAB researcher is investigating why so many astronauts suffer from poorer vision after they return to Earth.
According to the Association of Academic Medical Colleges, 84 percent of 2014 medical school graduates graduated with education debt; their median debt was $180,000. But countless School of Medicine alumni are stepping up to help current students earn a quality education and pursue their passions through scholarship giving.