Hamilton Eye Institute Celebrates 39th Annual Alumni/Residents' Day

The end of each academic year at the UT Hamilton Eye Institute (HEI) is marked by a celebration. As new residents and fellows are welcomed, seasoned graduates of our program prepare to move on to the next level of their careers in ophthalmology. In honor of this matriculation, each year, faculty, alumni, residents, and friends convene for Alumni/Residents' Day. This annual event includes research presentations, a graduation reception, and the invitation of the George K. Kambara, MD, Distinguished Visiting Professor.

The 39th Annual Alumni/Residents' Day took place on Friday, June 25, and the entire event was webcast live to a worldwide audience. The program began with case and research presentations by our residents. Next, the Kambara Lecture was presented by our very special guest, Michael A. Kass, MD, professor and chair of the Department of Ophthalmology & Vision Sciences at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri. Dr. Kass discussed the management of patients with ocular hypertension, sharing results and observations gathered from the Ocular Hypertension Treatment Study. His presentation was very impressive and sparked much discussion and interest among those in attendance. During breaks in the program, attendees were welcomed to view 16 research posters displayed in the auditorium, while the authors stood nearby to answer questions. To conclude the program, several of our faculty members then presented discussions of some of their recent research findings.

We offer our sincere thanks to Dr. Kass, the 20th Kambara Distinguished Visiting Professor, for his participation in the 39th Annual Alumni/Residents' Day.