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Ophthalmology

June 24, 2014

Second Opinion Leads to a Second Chance at Sight

By Hoyt Finnamore Hoyt Finnamore

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 15, 2012

Life isn’t a blur anymore after cornea transplant surgery

By Margaret Shepard Margaret Shepard

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

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August 23, 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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August 10, 2012

Teamwork makes the routine extraordinary

By Susana Shephard Susana Shephard

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


November 8, 2011

Mackenzie’s vision: Coordinated care, rapid treatment restore child’s eyesight

By Stacy Theobald Stacy Theobald

When Mackenzie Chicos, an active 8-year-old from Owatonna, Minn., woke up for school one morning seeing spots in her left eye, her family didn’t suspect that anything could be seriously wrong. It was — and her vision was at risk. On that day in September 2010, Mackenzie went to school as usual. She mentioned the […]

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Tags: 5296, 5335, M.D., Mackenzie Chicos, Mayo Clinic Health System in Owatonna, Miguel Mulet


August 6, 2009

A new way to treat glaucoma

By Catherine Benson Catherine Benson

Doctors at Mayo Clinic in Florida and Minnesota are using a new technique to stabilize glaucoma and preserve vision. Glaucoma is an eye disease that slowly damages the vision. A leading cause of blindness, it occurs when the eye’s natural drainage system fails to work properly. Fluid builds up inside the eye leading to elevated […]

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Tags: Glaucoma, Trabectome


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