Public Invited to Free Lunch and Cataract Surgery Seminar at UAMS

By David Robinson

The seminar will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Bowen Auditorium on the second floor of the Jones Eye Institute on the UAMS campus at the corner of Jack Stephens Drive and Capitol Avenue.

Registration is required. To register or for more information, call 526-6000 (ext 2600) or e-mail

A panel discussion will feature the Eye Institute’s Michael Wiggins, M.D., Romona Davis, M.D., Inci Dersu, M.D. and Bhairavi Kharod, M.D. They will answer questions about the causes of cataracts, how it is diagnosed, what people need to know about cataract surgery and about a new lens implant.

UAMS is the state’s only comprehensive academic health center, with colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Health Related Professions and Public Health; a graduate school; a 540,000-square-foot hospital; a statewide network of regional centers; and six institutes: the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute, the Jackson T. Stephens Spine & Neurosciences Institute, the Myeloma Institute for Research and Therapy, the Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute, the Psychiatric Research Institute and the Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging. UAMS has 2,775 students and 748 medical residents. It is the state’s largest public employer with more than 10,000 employees, including nearly 1,150 physicians who provide medical care to patients at UAMS, Arkansas Children’s Hospital, the VA Medical Center and UAMS’ Area Health Education Centers throughout the state. Visit or