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Strabismus Surgery Turns Financial Planner Into Ironman

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

The American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) recently shared the story of Gary Stuart and the positive impact that strabismus surgery had on his vision and quality of life. Our very own Stephen N. Lipsky MD at Thomas Eye Group performed the surgery and provides some commentary in the article. Below is an excerpt from the article written by Jennifer Churchill:

Don't even try to talk to Gary Stuart while he's not wearing glasses, or you'll get a response like this: "I'm sorry, I can't hear you; I don't have my glasses on." That's how disorienting it is to experience the world when you have double vision. When he started seeing double as a child, it was manageable. He was given prism glasses, which work by fooling the brain into thinking the eyes are seeing one image, instead of two. As he got older, his vision worsened and his eyeglasses got thicker and thicker. "I was literally looking at the world through Coke bottles," he said. Read More at The AAO website


 

 

 

 



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