Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute


January 20, 2023

Three-Year-Old Patient Keeps Sight, Survives Rare Eye Cancer

Benjamin Waldrum

Dallas Carter

All Quatisa East wanted was for her infant daughter, Dallas Carter, to be able to see. A rare diagnosis of retinoblastoma, or cancer of the eye, threatened that possibility. “I didn’t give up on her — everything I’ve done is just being a mother,” said the 29-year-old. It’s been a long road for Dallas and…


October 26, 2022

UAMS Jones Eye Institute Ophthalmology Residency Program Ranked 13th Nationally for Research Output

Benjamin Waldrum

Jones Eye Institute

The Doximity online networking service recently ranked the UAMS Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute’s ophthalmology residency program 13th nationally among 124 programs in research output. The institute, which has 16 residency slots, ranked ahead of several larger ophthalmology programs, which can have up to double the number of residents. Doximity rankings, which included 124…


October 18, 2022

UAMS’ Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute Seeks Participants for National, Multicenter Clinical Trial for Zoster Eye Disease

Benjamin Waldrum

Eye Diseases Research

LITTLE ROCK — The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences’ (UAMS) Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute seeks participants for a national, multicenter clinical trial concerning the varicella-zoster virus, also known as zoster eye disease or shingles of the eye. The Zoster Eye Disease Study has received $15 million in funding from the National Eye…


August 8, 2022

Mohammad Pakravan, M.D., MBA, Joins UAMS Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute

Benjamin Waldrum

Mohammad Pakravan

Mohammad Pakravan, M.D., MBA, has joined the Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). Pakravan’s medical interests include neuro-ophthalmology, glaucoma, cataracts, and diseases of the cornea and anterior segment. “Dr. Pakravan is an internationally renowned expert in neuro-ophthalmology and glaucoma,” said Paul Phillips, M.D., Jones Eye Institute…


August 3, 2022

ASRS Annual Meeting Sees Multiple Presentations from Jones Eye Institute

Benjamin Waldrum

asrs 2022

The UAMS Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute made an impact at the American Society of Retina Specialists (ASRS) 40th Annual Scientific Meeting, held July 13-16 in New York, with residents and faculty making 14 separate presentations. “We are proud to have a prolific research team that is internationally recognized,” said Paul Phillips, M.D., Jones…


July 22, 2022

UAMS Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute Welcomes New Ophthalmology Residents

Benjamin Waldrum

Azhari Chacko Karimaghaei Kwok

The Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) welcomed four new ophthalmology residents who are now seeing patients in central Arkansas. The new ophthalmology residents are: Jamal Azhari, M.D. J. Anthony “Tony” Chacko, M.D. Alex Kwok, M.D., MPH Sam Karimaghaei, M.D. Azhari received his medical degree in…


July 15, 2022

Jones Eye Institute Residents Dominate ASCRS Conference with 10 Presentations

Benjamin Waldrum

JEI Residents and Sallam

The UAMS Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute was a significant presence at the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) Annual Meeting, held April 22-26 in Washington, D.C., with nine residents and others presenting 10 projects. Held each year, the annual ASCRS meeting focuses on therapeutic, surgical and administrative topics through a series…


July 1, 2022

Jones Eye Institute’s Jabbehdari First Female Resident Finalist for ASCRS Award

Benjamin Waldrum

Sayena Jabbehdari, M.D., MPH, (center) was the first female resident to be a finalist in the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery’s Winning Pitch contest. She is an ophthalmology resident at the UAMS Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute.

Sayena Jabbehdari, M.D., MPH, an ophthalmology resident at the UAMS Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute, was named runner-up in a national ‘Shark Tank’-style competition held at the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery’s (ASCRS) annual conference.


May 20, 2022

Ahmed A. Sallam, M.D., Ph.D., Honored at Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute Investiture Ceremony

Andrew Vogler

Ahmed A. Sallam with guests.

May 20, 2022 | In a May 17 ceremony honoring recent investitures in the Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute, Ahmed A. Sallam, M.D., Ph.D., was recognized as the holder of the John W. Nutt Chair in Ophthalmology. A renowned eye inflammation and retinal specialist at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), Sallam…


UAMS Invests Paul H. Phillips, M.D., in the Pat Walker Chair in Ophthalmology

Andrew Vogler

Paul H. Phillips with wife

LITTLE ROCK — The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) College of Medicine invested Paul H. Phillips, M.D., in the Pat Walker Chair in Ophthalmology during a ceremony on May 17. “I am thankful for the honor of the Pat Walker Chair in Ophthalmology, which supports the mission of education, research and clinical care…



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