Patient stories about eye care

Artificial Cornea Procedure Restores Arkansas Woman’s Vision

Aug. 5, 2016 | An artificial cornea procedure, only offered in Arkansas at UAMS’ Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute, has allowed Jessica Ferguson to see again. Ferguson, 28, was working with bleach at a salon in 2006 when a chemical burn occurred that would alter the next several years of her life. “I put [...]

By | August 5th, 2016|Eye Care, Featured, Medical News, Patient Stories|0 Comments

UAMS Ophthalmologist Rids Little Rock Woman of Pain

July 5, 2016 | There was no aspect of Zantiel Mooney’s life not affected by the excruciating pain she felt in her left eye. Though she has temporarily lost sight in the eye, the work of UAMS cornea and uveitis specialist, Tayyeba Ali, M.D., took away the pain while ensuring she could keep the eye. [...]

By | July 5th, 2016|Eye Care, Featured, Medical News, Patient Stories|0 Comments

New Device Provides Wider, High-Resolution Image of Retina

June 2, 2016 | Tonya Hooks, of Little Rock, had never experienced any sort of trouble with her eye sight, so when she noticed spots that were not going away, she was concerned. Diagnosed with lupus in 2013, she was warned by her doctor that some of the long-term effects of the chronic, autoimmune disease [...]

By | June 2nd, 2016|Eye Care, Featured, Medical News, Patient Stories|0 Comments

Gravette Woman’s Sight Restored After Specialist Joins UAMS

April 27, 2016 | It had been more than 30 years since Mary Green had seen anything. She was 12 when an antibiotic caused pain in her eyes, evoking long-term issues and uncovering an underlying condition. Green was eventually diagnosed with Stevens-Johnson Syndrome (SJS), a rare disorder that affects the skin and mucous membranes. The [...]

By | April 27th, 2016|Eye Care, Featured, Medical News, Patient Stories|0 Comments

UAMS Helps Harmony Clinic Obtain Retinal Camera

March 3, 2016 | UAMS Glaucoma specialist Grant Morshedi, M.D., knows how important Little Rock’s Harmony Health Clinic is to those who need health care but can’t afford it. As a UAMS medical student in 2008, he worked with many others at UAMS and in the community to establish the free clinic that is staffed [...]

By | March 16th, 2016|Eye Care|0 Comments

Cornea Transplant Clears Blurry, Clouded World for Patient

Jan. 14, 2016 | Every morning, Robbie Smith, 37, gets a vivid reminder of how debilitating his eyesight used to be. Before he inserts a pair of special corrective contact lenses, “I’m only able to see a few inches from my face,” he said. At age 10, Smith, of Little Rock, was diagnosed with keratoconus, [...]

By | March 15th, 2016|Eye Care|0 Comments

Cornea Donation Saves Rogers Man’s Vision

March 10, 2016 | Organ donation is an incredibly personal and tremendously impactful act of kindness, but Jim Harris already knows that on a profound level. “Without the generosity of a donor, I would have lost sight in my eye,” said the 53-year-old Rogers resident. “I am grateful my donor was thoughtful enough to make [...]

By | March 15th, 2016|Eye Care|0 Comments

Cornea Donation Saves Rogers Man’s Vision

March 10, 2016 | Organ donation is an incredibly personal and tremendously impactful act of kindness, but Jim Harris already knows that on a profound level. “Without the generosity of a donor, I would have lost sight in my eye,” said the 53-year-old Rogers resident. “I am grateful my donor was thoughtful enough to make [...]

By | March 10th, 2016|Eye Care, Featured, Medical Center News, Patient Stories|0 Comments

Cornea Transplant Clears Blurry, Clouded World for Patient

Jan. 14, 2016 | Every morning, Robbie Smith, 37, gets a vivid reminder of how debilitating his eyesight used to be. Before he inserts a pair of special corrective contact lenses, “I’m only able to see a few inches from my face,” he said. At age 10, Smith, of Little Rock, was diagnosed with keratoconus, [...]

By | January 14th, 2016|Eye Care, Featured, Medical News, Patient Stories, UAMS News|0 Comments

Corneal Transplant Lets Hensley Woman Read Again

Nov. 24, 2015 | Jamie Whitaker, of Hensley, knew her eyesight was diminishing. As someone who loved to read, Whitaker could tell she was having more difficulty making out the words. It reached the point where she had trouble reading road signs and distinguishing whether an oncoming vehicle was a truck or car. Still, she [...]

By | November 24th, 2015|Eye Care, Featured, Medical News, UAMS News|0 Comments