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July 15, 2019

Autoimmune Disease No Handicap to Golfing Greatness

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic (@SharingMayoClinic)

Billy Dowell Jr. was working toward a goal of playing professional golf when his body betrayed him. He was beset by several autoimmune disorders that left him overwhelmed. With consistent, comprehensive support from his Mayo Clinic Care team, however, not only has Billy gotten his conditions under control, he’s successfully returned to golfing.

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Tags: Ankylosing spondylitis, Dr. John Cangemi, Dr. Ronald Butendieck Jr., Inflammatory bowel disease, Ophthalmology

January 19, 2018

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

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

July 8, 2015

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

June 24, 2014

Second Opinion Leads to a Second Chance at Sight

By Hoyt Finnamore 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

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