Community-Minded: Ophthalmologist sets sights on underserved populations

JANUARY 31, 2017 MICHIGAN MEDICINE HEADLINES Paula Anne Newman-Casey (M.D. 2007, Residency 2011), has fostered both a career and a way of life by asking herself one question: How can I leave the world a better place than I came into it? The answers have taken her from her hometown of Huntington Woods, Michigan, to […]

Pop-Up Eye Clinic in a Shipping Container Targets Underserved Communities

JANUARY 23, 2017 MICHIGAN HEALTH LAB It was inside-the-box thinking that led a team of architects and eye specialists to reimagine a shipping container as an ophthalmology clinic. A uniquely self-contained clinic environment — something that could be outfitted in the U.S., shipped complete and unpacked with minimal setup as a functional health center anywhere in […]

University Faculty Develop Pop-Up Eye Clinic for Regions Lacking Consistent Care Options

NOVEMBER 30, 2016 THE MICHIGAN DAILY Instead of thinking outside of the box, University of Michigan architects and doctors are thinking inside of it. A collaboration between faculty from the University Medical School, Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning and University Health Service has resulted in the development of a portable, box-like shipping container […]

Container to Clinic: U-M-Designed Pop-Up Clinic a First-of-Its-Kind in Jamaica

November 8, 2016 MICHIGAN MEDICINE HEADLINES It was inside-the-box thinking that led a multidisciplinary U-M team to reimagine a shipping container as an ophthalmology clinic in Jamaica. Expected to open this month inside a 20-by-8-foot customized shipping container, the new facility is the product of an unlikely collaboration between faculty members at the University of Michigan […]

A New Method to Boost Glaucoma Medication Adherence

October 16, 2016 UM HEALTH LAB Ophthalmologists are piloting a counseling program to help people with glaucoma control their condition and maintain their sight. But an evidence review found at least half of glaucoma patients do not take their prescribed medications, putting older adults at higher risk for causing a car accident or potentially losing […]

Telemedicine Could Improve Eye Exam Access for People with Diabetes

August 25, 2016 U-M HEALTH LAB Virtual collaboration between primary care physicians and ophthalmologists may one day help prevent the top cause of new blindness in the U.S. Electronic eye exams could become popular in the U.S. among patients who see them as an easy way to visit the eye doctor. After a nationwide telemedicine […]

Enhancing Eye Care with a Smartphone

July 14, 2016 U-M HEALTH LAB Consumers use smartphones for just about everything. A U-M ophthalmologist wants to bring them into the doctor’s office, too, as easily accessible retinal cameras. From photo sharing to driving directions to grocery lists, smartphones are integrated into our everyday lives. Millions of people use them for their own health […]