Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute


August 31, 2021

UAMS Wins AAMC Award for Outstanding Community Engagement

David Wise

Staff and residents of the UAMS North Street Clinic in Fayetteville, Arkansas, hold up thank you signs.

FAYETTEVILLE – The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) recently bestowed its top honor for community engagement to the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). The Spencer Foreman Award for Outstanding Community Engagement is presented annually to an AAMC-member medical school or teaching hospital with a long-standing, major institutional commitment to partnering with the…


Cornea Specialist Alireza Ghaffarieh, M.D., Joins UAMS Jones Eye Institute

Karmen Robinson

Alireza Ghaffarieh, M.D.

LITTLE ROCK — Alireza Ghaffarieh, M.D., has joined the Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) as a cornea specialist. Ghaffarieh is currently accepting new patients and will serve as an assistant professor and director of ophthalmic pathology services in the UAMS College of Medicine Department of…


July 23, 2021

Grateful Patient Honors UAMS Opthalmologist with $162,000 Gift to Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute

Benjamin Waldrum

Karen Burks

LITTLE ROCK — The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has received a $162,000 commitment from Karen and Roy Burks in honor of John Shock, M.D., to support research at the Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute. “Patient care from Dr. John Shock as well as other faculty at the Jones Eye Institute has…


April 29, 2021

UAMS Restores Vision and Hope for 21 Marshallese Patients

Karmen Robinson

Libos Gold, 60, has her left eye examined by Carina Sanvicente, M.D., the day after her cataract surgery.

Libos Gold suffered from cataracts so severe that she couldn’t see her loved ones or even the food on her plate, but after undergoing cataract surgery at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), she says her vision is now “very clear.” The Harvey and Bernice Jones Eye Institute at UAMS hosted “The Gift…


January 25, 2021

Patient’s Need to Read Leads Him to Jones Eye Low Vision Clinic

Spencer Watson

Patient Jeremy Thornton poses with Mary Price, O.D., after an appointment in the low vision clinic at the UAMS Harvey and Bernice Jones Eye Institute.

As a minister for the Highway 77 Church of Christ in Marion, Jeremy Thornton needs to be able to read from his Bible. So when damage to his optic nerve made the Word harder for him to read, he was devastated. “When I heard that this was a permanent problem and there wasn’t really anything…


January 11, 2021

Glaucoma Specialist Carina Torres Sanvicente, M.D., Joins UAMS Jones Eye Institute

Spencer Watson

Carina Torres Sanvicente, M.D.

Carina Torres Sanvicente, M.D., has joined the Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) as a glaucoma specialist. “We are extremely fortunate to have Dr. Sanvicente join us to contribute fellowship-trained expertise in treating our glaucoma patients,” said Paul Phillips, M.D., director of the Jones Eye Institute…


October 12, 2020

Ahmed A. Sallam, M.D., Ph.D., Invested in John W. Nutt Chair in Ophthalmology

Spencer Watson

Ahmed A. Sallam, M.D., Ph.D.

Ahmed A. Sallam, M.D., Ph.D., a renowned eye inflammation and retinal specialist at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute, has been invested with the John W. Nutt Chair in Ophthalmology. Sallam is director of the uveitis service, associate professor of ophthalmology, and director of the ophthalmology residency…


October 6, 2020

Jones Eye Videos Teach while Sharing Learning

Spencer Watson

Riley Sanders, M.D.

Making, watching and posting videos on the internet may sound like the farthest thing from work. But for Riley Sanders, M.D., a vitreoretinal surgery fellow at the UAMS Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute, making internet videos is helping advance the field of ophthalmology. Sanders has recently had almost a dozen videos he has made…


October 1, 2020

Ophthalmology Residents Stay Active Despite COVID Restrictions

Spencer Watson

A clip from a video by Riley Sanders, M.D., and Sami Uwaydat, M.D., featured on the American Academy of Ophthalmology website, where it's accessible to an international audience for training.

The early days of the COVID-19 pandemic closed most everything, including doctor’s offices, giving many people free time to learn new skills. Internet videos on making sourdough bread raked in viewers. But the residents in training at the Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute, though unable to see patients, spent their time online learning skills…


July 20, 2020

Special Lenses Help Former Gallery Owner See Color Again

Spencer Watson

Frances Sego

When Frances Sego, of Fayetteville, puts in the special contact lenses she got through seeking care at the UAMS Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute, “it’s like putting a new lightbulb in your eye each morning.” Plagued by complications resulting from corneal dystrophy, which causes irregularities to the clear outer layer of the eye, her…



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