Bascom Palmer Eye Institute director to speak at UAB

Eduardo Alfonso, M.D., will deliver the 2011 Alabama Eye Bank Distinguished Lectureship in Cornea and External Disease on Sept. 23 at UAB Callahan Eye Hospital. Alfonso is chair of the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and director of the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute. The lecture will be at 7 a.m. at the Smith Education Center on the third floor of the Callahan Eye Hospital, 1720 University Blvd.

Alfonso is an internationally known expert on ocular infectious diseases. With a University of Miami team, he is spearheading ways to make rapid identification of sight-threatening eye infections.

The lectureship, now in its sixth year, is sponsored by the Alabama Eye Bank and the Global Sight Network and hosted by the UAB Department of Ophthalmology.