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UT’S HAMILTON EYE INSTITUTE TO BENEFIT FROM GENEROUS DONATION BY HYDE FAMILY FOUNDATION
“We are pleased to support UT’s Hamilton Eye Institute. Dr. Haik and his team are dedicated to providing the best possible education, research, and clinical care in the area of ophthalmology,” said J.R. (Pitt) Hyde, III.
He commented, “Our foundation chose to specifically support the glaucoma center because of the hope affiliated with early diagnosis of glaucoma. Among the other benefits provided by the Hamilton Eye Institute, we feel that it will provide easy access to care for individuals with glaucoma. Here, too, research holds the promise of developing new and more effective therapies to combat this sight-robbing illness.”
Department of Ophthalmology chairman and the Hamilton Endowed Professor, Barrett G. Haik, MD, stated, “We are honored to have the support of Pitt and Barbara Hyde and their foundation. They are known for supporting quality education and research programs, and we are so pleased they felt we were deserving of their support. Dr. Peter Netland, one of the top ranked glaucoma specialists in the country, directs our glaucoma service. Under his guidance, this center will be able to advance treatment for this disease, which affects the lives of so many. Glaucoma is an asymptomatic disease, which robs sight without warning, and detection and early treatment are key to preventing blindness.”
The Hamilton Eye
Institute is the only university eye center providing an advanced level of
vision care for the Mid-South region.
Named in honor of
Hyde is founder of
AutoZone, an auto parts chain, established in 1979, that today thrives
throughout the country. He and his wife, Barbara, have contributed greatly to
the city of
This study quantifies the economic impact of the UTHSC on the economy of the state of Tennessee for FY2010.
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