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June 28th, 2017

Saving Justin’s Vision After a Harrowing Injury

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A horrific accident put Justin Mundt’s vision in peril. But despite his severe injury, quick assessment and care at Mayo Clinic preserved Justin’s sight. 

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Tags: Dr. Elena Bitrian, Dr. Gavin Roddy, Eye Injury, eye surgery, Ophthalmology


April 28th, 2017

Prompt Treatment for Saydee Prevents Permanent Eye Damage

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Today, 8-year-old Saydee is happy she can see well and ride in a car without feeling dizzy. At a visit with pediatric ophthalmologist Naomie Warner, D.O., in the Eye Care Center at Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, last year, Saydee was diagnosed with lazy eye.

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Tags: Dr. Naomie Warner, Eye Care Center, Lazy eye, Mayo Clinic Health System, Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire


October 11th, 2016

Teen Finds a Positive Way Forward After a Brain Cancer Diagnosis

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When he was born 13 years ago, Connor Johnson was a “miracle baby,’ according to his parents. Kathleen and Curtiss Johnson had struggled for years to become and stay pregnant. They had given up hope, when they discovered they were nearly four months along. The miracle of Connor’s life took on new poignancy in the […]

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Tags: Dr. Amulya Nageswara Rao, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, Mayo Clinic Children's Center, medulloblastoma, Proton Beam Therapy


October 29th, 2015

Emergency Eye Surgery on Halloween for a ‘Scary’ Close Call

By Hoyt Finnamore HoytFinnamore

It was Halloween night, 2014. Brianna Bosley, 18, a studio arts major at the University of Arizona in Tucson, was planning to attend a party with friends. Some 100 miles to the north, in Scottsdale, Arizona, Dave Patel, M.D., a Mayo Clinic ophthalmologist, also was getting ready to celebrate Halloween with his 10-month-old son, something […]

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Tags: Arizona Campus, Canaloplasty, Dr. Dave Patel, Glaucoma


July 8th, 2015

Walking by Faith, and Now by Sight

By Hoyt Finnamore HoytFinnamore

In many ways, Jenny Peterson was like other mothers of young children. She cooked and baked, cleaned and washed clothes, and cheered her children on from the sidelines of their activities. In one significant way, though, Jenny was different: She did all of these things without sight. Jenny lost her vision in 1976, after having […]

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Tags: Corneal Transplant, Dr. Arthur Sit, Dr. George Bartley, Dr. Keith Baratz, Glaucoma, Keratoprosthesis, Ophthalmology


May 29th, 2015

Mayo, Hands for Humanity Form Village to Save Little Aisha

By Hoyt Finnamore HoytFinnamore

In April 2013, the International Services Office at Mayo Clinic received a copy of an article from a Gambian newspaper. In the article, a father begged for help for his 2-year-old daughter, Aisha. She was born with a ventricular septal defect – a hole in the heart that occurs in the wall that separates the heart’s […]

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Tags: Cardiac surgery, Del Wibben, Dr. Allison Cabalka, Dr. Brian Mohoney, Dr. Eric Towe, Dr. Frank Cetta Jr., Dr. Joseph Dearani, Humanitarian Outreach, International Medicine, Kate Welp, Mayo Clinic Children's Center, Pediatric Cardiology


June 24th, 2014

Second Opinion Leads to a Second Chance at Sight

By Hoyt Finnamore HoytFinnamore

Audrey Dean has been a lifelong advocate for social justice. After a notable career in social work, she earned a law degree and became senior counsel for the Alberta Human Rights Commission in 1992. At age 75, she is still arguing cases — some before the Supreme Court of Canada. “It’s fortunate that the government […]

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Tags: Dr. Joanne Shen, International Patients, Macular Degeneration, Mayo Clinic in Arizona, Ophthalmology, Patient Stories, Vision Loss


December 15th, 2012

Life isn’t a blur anymore after cornea transplant surgery

By Margaret Shepard, Communications Associate Margaret_Marie

Maxine Kaehler is enjoying life’s little details again after sight-saving cornea transplant surgery.

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Tags: 1795, 2498, 3521, 3862, cornea transplant, James Garrity M. D., Maxine Kaehler, Mayo Clinic


August 23rd, 2012

Rare Arthritis No Match for Woman Determined to Save Her Eyesight

By jasonpratt jasonpratt

(written by Raquel Rivas – Mayo Clinic in Florida) When most of us think about eye problems, we think about a trip to the eye doctor for a new eyeglass prescription. But for Sandy Blue, a rare eye condition posed a mystery that almost left her blind. Blue, then 44, first noticed red streaks in […]

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Tags: 5296, 5318, 5334, Mayo Clinic in Florida, MayoClinicFL


August 10th, 2012

Teamwork makes the routine extraordinary

By Susana Shephard susanashephard

There was no doubting the value of the team approach on the early morning of Tuesday, May 22, 2012 in the Ambulatory Surgery Center at Mayo Clinic in Arizona. In what was otherwise a fairly routine procedure — cataract removal — this time required the assistance of the ophthalmologic surgeon, nurses, a cardiologist and a […]

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Tags: 1234, Arizona, cataract surgery, cataracts, Dave Patel, James Billingsley, Mayo Clinic, mcimg, mcvid, Patient Story, Teamwork


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