NEWS | June 5, 2004

SIGHT RESTORED IN CARMICHAEL MAN AFTER MORE THAN 30 YEARS OF BLINDNESS

Artificial corneal transplant restores vision to 20/30

WHAT: UC Davis ophthalmologists discuss their successful use of a synthetic cornea to restore sight for a Carmichael man. The surgical bandages came off eight days ago, and on Monday the patient will share the story of seeing his wife and daughters for the first time in more than three decades.
The synthetic corneal transplant performed at the UC Davis Medical Center is only the second performed in California. The medical team involved in this surgery will be on-hand to provide media with a Q&A session about the procedure.
 
 WHEN: Monday, June 7, 2004
11 – 11:30 a.m.
   
WHERE: UC Davis Medical Center
Ellison Building (Ambulatory Care Bldg.)
4860 Y St., Sacramento
Room 3015 B
 
PARKING: Use the parking structure across from the Ellison Building and show press credentials upon exiting.
   
VISUALS/MEDIA OPPORTUNTIES: 

  • Interviews with UC Davis ophthalmologists
  • Interviews with the patient (through Russian interpreter), his daughter and other family members
  • Photos of artificial cornea and patient surgery scenes
  •  Video of the actual surgery also available


 

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