Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute


October 9, 2019

Staff Spotlight: Kathryn Eisele

Spencer Watson

Kathryn Eisele was surrounded by friends from her 20 years at the Jones Eye Institute at her retirement party.

Though she herself does not speak because she is hearing impaired, Kathryn Eisele’s presence spoke volumes as a valued part of the administrative team at the UAMS Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute. An administrative assistant who retired in September after 20 years at UAMS, she will be missed by the coworkers who grew so…


August 29, 2019

Seminars Offer Education on Eye Health and Nutrition for Diabetes Patients

Spencer Watson

Sami Uwaydat, Cayla-Marie Jackson and Heather Vines in front of a presentation slide showing how to create a healthy, balanced plate of food.

About a dozen participants turned out for the second in a series of ongoing seminars at the UAMS Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute to help educate those with diabetes about the dangers it poses to eyesight and how to eat heathier. The series featured presentations on eye damage by Heather Vines, B.S.N., RN, and…


August 12, 2019

Lions International Foundation President Visits UAMS from Korea

Spencer Watson

UAMS Chancellor Cam Patterson receives a donation supporting Regional Programs from Jung-Yul Choi, president of the Lions Club International Foundation.

The president of the Lions Club International Foundation visited UAMS on Aug. 5 to present an award of $61,000 to UAMS Regional Campuses, which is working with the UAMS Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute to provide vision screenings to all Arkansans with diabetes. Jung-Yul Choi, of Busan, Republic of Korea, was welcomed to campus…


July 19, 2019

First Patient-Oriented Seminar on Diabetic Retinopathy and Nutrition Held at JEI

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irst Patient-Oriented Seminar on Diabetic Retinopathy and Nutrition Held at JEI

On Friday, June 14th, Heather Vines, BSN, RN, CRNO of the Jones Eye Institute presented our first patient educational seminar focusing on diabetes, eye disease, and nutrition. It was well attended and participants were very interactive with our two invited dieticians, Cayla-Marie Jackson and Andrea Tappe. The presentations centered on diabetic eye disease and the role…


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…



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