Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute


April 19, 2019

New UAMS Screening Initiative Aims to Save Vision of Patients with Diabetes

Spencer Watson

Teleretinal imaging is demonstrated with a special camera. New cameras will take the screening statewide.

Patients with diabetes visiting University of Arkansas of Medical Science (UAMS) Family Medicine Clinics throughout the state will soon receive a new screening during regular doctor’s visits in an effort to save their vision. The screening is called teleretinal imaging and uses a special camera to take pictures of the retina at the back of…


February 6, 2019

Digitally Assisted System Improves Retina Surgery

Amy Widner

Surgical Technician Don Kinney demonstrates the Ngenuity 3D Visualization System during surgery.

The Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute at UAMS is now using the Ngenuity 3D Visualization System for surgeries on the eye’s retina as part of its ongoing effort to harness the latest technology in the name of improving patient care. Designed for digitally assisted vitreoretinal surgery, the system makes performing these surgeries easier for…


January 22, 2019

UAMS Volunteers Provide Free Eye Exams, Glasses to Local Students

Spencer Watson

Katie Brown gives student Fily Galicia-Chavez an eye exam on Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

The 2nd Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Pediatric Vision Outreach at UAMS was a day providing vision care to commemorate a visionary. Nine organizations, four UAMS departments, and two local schools united to provide the opportunity for free eye exams and glasses to students in Little Rock and the surrounding areas.


January 2, 2019

Cornea Transplant Saves Vision of NICU Doctor

Spencer Watson

David Warner gives Whit Hall an eye exam after having done a successful cornea transplant.

For Whit Hall, M.D., a constant blurring of his vision made work more difficult. The nature of the work, however, required keen vision. Hall is a neonatologist in the UAMS Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. “Many of our babies are very small,” said Hall. “In order to help the babies breathe, for example, we have to…


June 25, 2018

UAMS Eye Patient: To See Again is Phenomenal

Lee Hogan

Cindy Jones has dealt with eye issues for most of her life, but her treatment from David Warner, M.D., at UAMS' Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute has resulted in positive change.

June 25, 2018 | Each visit to UAMS to see cornea surgeon David Warner, M.D., is a joyous occasion for Cindy Jones. That’s because with each visit in the year-long recovery after her cornea transplant, her vision improves. “Each time it was better and better,” said Jones. Jones, 44, has had a lifetime of vision…


March 5, 2018

UAMS Med Student Starts Lifetime Goal with Nonprofit

Lee Hogan

John Musser, a first-year medical student at UAMS, has lofty goals for a nonprofit he recently started.

March 5, 2018 | There is a bulletin board in John Musser’s apartment with a big number on it: 50,000. That’s the number of eyes the first-year UAMS medical student would like to save in his lifetime. “That’s my dream,” said Musser. “I just want to help anyone who wouldn’t have an opportunity otherwise.” Musser…


February 15, 2018

Vietnam Vet, Now Ophthalmologist, Recounts Years as POW

Lee Hogan

Hal Kushner, M.D., recounted his five and a half years as a prisoner of war during the Vietnam War to UAMS faculty, staff and students Feb. 7.

Feb. 15, 2018 | F. Harold Kushner was four months into his deployment as an Army flight surgeon in the Vietnam War when a driving rainstorm caused the helicopter he and three other soldiers occupied to crash into the side of a mountain in the middle of enemy territory. The pilot was killed on impact….


January 25, 2018

Little Rock Woman Wins Battle to Keep Her Vision

Lee Hogan

With the help of the UAMS Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute and ophthalmologists like Romona Davis, M.D., Pamela Morehart (right) is able to maintain her vision.

Jan. 25, 2018 | Maintaining her vision while three rival eye conditions attempt to steal it away is a battle, but it’s one Pamela Morehart is able to win thanks to the UAMS Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute. “We have a blessing in the Jones Eye Institute at UAMS,” said Morehart. First, there’s the…


February 21, 2017

Alicia Baird Named Chair of UAMS Department of Ophthalmic Technologies

Lee Hogan

Feb. 21, 2017 | Alicia Baird has been named chair of the Department of Ophthalmic Technologies in the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) College of Health Professions. She will also serve as director of the Bachelor of Science in Ophthalmic Medical Technology degree program. She began Feb. 1 and comes to UAMS from…