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April 28, 2021 · Leave a Comment

Brighter view thanks to eyelid lift

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic (@SharingMayoClinic)

Ellen Teske isn’t one to sit still for too long. In the winter, you can find her on the ski slopes with her siblings or with her feet in snowshoes. During the summer, she is in her flower garden, at the local farmers market, biking or on her paddleboard. And there was no slowing down […]

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Tags: blepharoplasty, Dr. Marianne Komro, Dr. Yvonne Pierpont, Ellen Teske, Patient Story


February 21, 2020 · Leave a Comment

Collaborative Approach to Care Restores Conductor’s Sight

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When doctors in Ohio told Robyn Lana they weren’t sure whether a brain aneurysm they found behind her right eye socket was causing the vision problems she’d been experiencing, Robyn turned to Mayo Clinic. Not only did her Mayo care team identify the true cause of her vision loss, they fixed it.

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Tags: Brain Aneurysm, Dr. Giuseppe Lanzino, Dr. Harry Cloft, Dr. Tariq Bhatti


October 25, 2019 · Leave a Comment

Seeing Teamwork at Its Brightest

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Linda Schweikert’s eyesight took a turn for the worse overnight. But thanks to an expert team working across organizations, Linda got the vital treatment she needed in time.

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Tags: Dr. Wayne Wu, Mayo Clinic Health System, Retinal detachment


June 14, 2019 · Leave a Comment

Seeing Dramatic Results After a Frightening Eye Injury

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When one of his eyes was severely injured, Leo Druliner’s parents were worried that, due to the trauma, their toddler might never regain his vision in that eye. But a team of Mayo Clinic specialists went to work to repair the damage, and now Leo’s on the road to a successful recovery.

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Tags: Dr. Erick Bothun, Dr. Jenny Wang, Dr. Sanjay Patel, Dr. Timothy Olsen, Mayo Clinic Children's Center


January 19, 2018 · Leave a Comment

Seeing Is Believing With Help From a Mayo Clinic Retinal Specialist

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When complications from diabetes threatened his vision, eye surgery and laser treatment at Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire restored Brad Stevens’ sight.

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Tags: Diabetic retinopathy, Dr. Wayne Wu, Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire, Ophthalmology, type 1 diabetes


June 28, 2017 · Leave a Comment

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 28, 2017 · Leave a Comment

Prompt Treatment for Saydee Prevents Permanent Eye Damage

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic (@SharingMayoClinic)

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 11, 2016 · Leave a Comment

Teen Finds a Positive Way Forward After a Brain Cancer Diagnosis

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic (@SharingMayoClinic)

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 29, 2015 · Leave a Comment

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

By Hoyt Finnamore 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 8, 2015 · Leave a Comment

Walking by Faith, and Now by Sight

By Hoyt Finnamore 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


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