Monthly Archives: April 2014

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Life turns “Technicolor” for cataract patient

 Volunteer Chaplain Donna Marquez knows what it means to lose a loved one in the line of duty.  Her brother Don Marquez, a CPD Officer, was killed on the job in March 2002. Donna, already a chaplain in her church, worked through her own grief by dedicating herself to comforting the families and loved [...]

By |2018-03-21T16:54:26-05:00April 30th, 2014|Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences|Comments Off on Life turns “Technicolor” for cataract patient

Retina Patient is Back on the Road

Donna Rae Bolda is a 71 year-old school bus driver in Posen, Illinois.  She has been driving a bus for 29 years and loves her job.  Then cataracts forced her off the road. While her first eye surgery went well, two days after her second cataract surgery Donna could not see out of her [...]

By |2018-03-21T16:48:50-05:00April 17th, 2014|Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences|Comments Off on Retina Patient is Back on the Road

Removal of ovaries before age 43 increases risk for glaucoma

From the UIC Science Blog Sharon Parmet April 2014 Women who had their ovaries and fallopian tubes surgically removed before the age of 43 were 1.6 times more likely to develop glaucoma compared to women who had the procedure after that age, according to a report published in the April edition of the [...]

By |2018-03-21T16:33:46-05:00April 12th, 2014|Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences|Comments Off on Removal of ovaries before age 43 increases risk for glaucoma