Patient stories about eye care

Little Rock Woman Wins Battle to Keep Her Vision

Jan. 25, 2018 | Maintaining her vision while three rival eye conditions attempt to steal it away is a battle, but it’s one Pamela Morehart is able to win thanks to the UAMS Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute. “We have a blessing in the Jones Eye Institute at UAMS,” said Morehart. First, there’s the [...]

UAMS, Blue Cross Join to Fight Eye Disease using Telemedicine

Sept. 25, 2017 | Vision loss and blindness from diabetic retinopathy can occur gradually with no warning symptoms when high blood sugar levels cause damage to blood vessels in the retina. That’s why Ryan Jones makes sure she undergoes a yearly eye exam. But it’s not always easy for Jones, who lives in southeast Arkansas, [...]

By | 2017-10-11T09:52:22+00:00 September 25th, 2017|Eye Care, Featured, Medical News, Patient Stories|0 Comments

Cataract Surgery Brings Color Back for Little Rock Artist

April 11, 2017 | There are many things graphic artist and retired art teacher Jodi Shull loves about art, but she loves the vibrant colors most. “I love being able to manipulate them in many ways,” she said. Shull, 65, has made art a lifetime passion and career. She previously owned a studio in downtown [...]

By | 2017-04-11T13:49:15+00:00 April 11th, 2017|Eye Care, Featured, Medical News|0 Comments

Surgeons Use 3D Technology to Reconstruct Man’s Face

Dec. 8, 2016 | “When I reached up and felt the blood, I knew I’d hurt myself badly. But I had no idea my face had been crushed.” Sidney Todd III was at his job Jan.13, 2016, checking out oil wells in Union County. As he stepped up on a unit, he slipped on a [...]

By | 2017-01-28T09:42:17+00:00 December 8th, 2016|Eye Care, Featured, Medical News, Patient Stories, Surgery, Trauma|0 Comments

Artificial Cornea Procedure Restores Arkansas Woman’s Vision

Aug. 5, 2016 | An artificial cornea procedure, offered 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 the bleach in a bowl, [...]

By | 2017-04-04T14:54:37+00:00 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 | 2017-04-04T15:00:03+00:00 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 | 2017-01-28T09:42:56+00:00 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 | 2017-01-28T09:43:06+00:00 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 | 2017-01-28T09:43:16+00:00 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 | 2017-01-28T09:43:16+00:00 March 15th, 2016|Eye Care|0 Comments