Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute


February 20, 2024

Low Vision Clinic Helps Patients Get Their Quality of Life Back

Benjamin Waldrum

eyeglasses

Most people are familiar with needing glasses for being farsighted or nearsighted. Low vision, however, can’t be fixed with glasses, contacts, or other standard treatments like medicine or surgery. There is a way forward, though, and it starts at the Low Vision Clinic at the UAMS Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute. Low vision is…


October 20, 2023

‘Miracles Still Happen’: After Nearly Losing His Eye, Conway Man Sees Clearly Again

Benjamin Waldrum

Jeremy Richie JEI

Four years ago, Jeremy Richie’s life turned upside-down when an accident blinded him in his left eye. Now, after multiple surgeries, a special contact lens and a team effort from eye specialists at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences’ (UAMS) Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute, his sight has been restored to almost normal….


October 19, 2023

Lions Club Donates $10,000 to Jones Eye Institute for Cataract Surgeries

Benjamin Waldrum

JEI Lions Club Donation

Members of the Lions Eye Bank and Lab Board, composed of Lions from various clubs around Arkansas, recently made a $10,265 gift to the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute, in support of its ongoing work restoring sight to Pacific Islander patients across the state. Arkansas Lions Clubs…


September 13, 2023

UAMS Jones Eye Institute Ophthalmology Residency Program Rises to 9th Nationally in Research Output

Benjamin Waldrum

Jones Eye Institute

The Doximity online networking service recently ranked the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences’ (UAMS) Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute’s ophthalmology residency program ninth nationally among 125 programs in research output. The institute rose four places from its ranking of 13th last year. The institute has 16 residency slots and ranked ahead of several…


August 18, 2023

There and Back Again: Musayeva Makes Her Way to Jones Eye Institute

Benjamin Waldrum

Aytan Musayeva, M.D.

After obtaining her medical degree, Aytan Musayeva, M.D., left her home in Azerbaijan and trained all over Europe before arriving in the United States. Her extensive experience included stays in Germany, the Netherlands, Spain and Belgium. Musayeva arrived in the United States in 2020, working as a research fellow at Harvard Medical School in Massachusetts….


August 4, 2023

Father and Son Follow Different Paths to Ophthalmology, Team Up at Jones Eye Institute

Benjamin Waldrum

Ophthalmology is a family affair for resident Tony Chacko, M.D., (left) and his father, Joseph Chacko, M.D., director of neuro-ophthalmology at the UAMS Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute.

Father-son bonding can take many forms, like playing catch or going fishing together. For Joseph Chacko, M.D., professor of ophthalmology at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), and Tony Chacko, M.D., a UAMS ophthalmology resident, it began with seeing patients.


April 28, 2023

Seeing is Believing: Jones Eye Institute Restores Pacific Islanders’ Sight

Benjamin Waldrum

JEI Gift of Sight April 2023

Cataracts had made life so difficult for Joshua Roby, 43, of Springdale that he could not write up reports at his security job, and he needed help walking around. Less than a day after cataract surgery, he says his vision is “much, much better,” and he can move well on his own. Eight patients from…


March 23, 2023

Humble Gift Supports Jones Eye Institute’s Work in South Arkansas

Andrew Vogler

Bill Humble

Bill Humble considers himself a decisive person. Whether it is business or personal, he doesn’t ruminate too long over an issue, particularly where he sees an opportunity or need. It was Humble’s decisiveness that brought the Tennessee native to Arkansas, helped create many of his businesses and eventually fostered his philanthropic spirit for the University…


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…



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