Memphis Downtowner October 2013 : Page 20

Discovery901 Hamilton Eye Institute by Chris Przybyszewski courtesy Downtown Productions Long-range vision took a struggling university department and turned it into one of the finest eye institutes in the world. r. Barrett Haik has a simple goal. “I want to be out of business,” he laughs. That is, he wants to help create a world that has no eye disease, and therefore D no need for eye surgeons. By several measures, Haik is going to get his wish — if not in his lifetime, then in the lifetime of a generation in the not-too-distant future. The Hamilton Eye Institute at The University of Tennessee Health Science Center sits in the Medical District of Downtown Memphis. Its three-fold mission: provide the most advanced treatments for patient care; foster an interplay of ideas among a community of scholars creating a fertile environment for discovery; and transfer skills and knowledge Ophthalmology resident Dr. Stephen Huddleston works with the indirect ophthalmoscope simulator in the Skills Transfer Center at HEI. Without the simulator, indirect ophthalmoscopy requires shining a bright light directly into a patient’s eye, which can be uncomfortable. This virtual reality simulator provides students the benefit of unlimited time to learn to recognize eye anatomy and diagnose symptoms without requiring a live patient. 20 DOWNTOWNER MAGAZINE | OCTOBER 2013 courtesy HEI

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