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HEI Vision Screening

Dr. Pegram discusses the importance of regular eye exams with a patient Dr. Pegram discusses the importance of regular eye exams with a patient at the vision screening event.

HEI was invited by Walter Rayford, MD, PhD, MBA, UTHSC Associate Professor of Preventive Medicine, to participate in a recent health fair at the Brown Baptist Church in Southaven, Miss. More than 60 people were screened for glaucoma, cataracts, vision impairment, dry eye, presbyopia and other eye problems. Performing the screenings were HEI ophthalmology resident Trey Pegram, MD, and Maira Morales, MD, a physician from Brazil participating in our International Outreach Program. Assisting with screenings were UTHSC medical students Christopher Knight, Joshua Little and Henry Dodd, and visiting UK medical student Brian Bodnarchuk.

Nearly 20 people at the screening received referrals. Most were due to early warning signs of glaucoma such as high eye pressure, some had impaired vision, a few had cataracts, and one even had symptoms of a lymphatic disorder. "This was a very rewarding experience, and I was grateful for the opportunity," Dr. Pegram said.



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