Patient stories

  1. Seeing Is Believing With Help From a Mayo Clinic Retinal Specialist

    When complications from diabetes threatened his vision, eye surgery and laser treatment at Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire restored Brad Stevens' sight. Brad Stevens, a 37-year-old from Boyceville, Wisconsin, has Type 1 diabetes. Often diagnosed in childhood, the disease is a chronic condition in which the pancreas produces little or no insulin. As [...]

  2. Saving Justin's Vision After a Harrowing Injury

    A horrific accident put Justin Mundt's vision in peril. But despite his severe injury, quick assessment and care at Mayo Clinic preserved Justin's sight.? During the summer of 2016, Justin Mundt was taking care of repairs around his house and fixing a garage door opener. The routine task took a dreadful turn when the tip [...]

  3. Second Opinion Leads to a Second Chance at Sight

    Audrey Dean has been a lifelong advocate for social justice. After a notable career in social work, she earned a law degree and became senior counsel for the Alberta Human Rights Commission in 1992. At age 75, she is still arguing cases ? some before the Supreme Court of Canada. "It's fortunate that the government [...]

  4. Rare Arthritis No Match for Woman Determined to Save Her Eyesight

    (written by Raquel Rivas - Mayo Clinic in Florida) When most of us think about eye problems, we think about a trip to the eye doctor for a new eyeglass prescription. But for Sandy Blue, a rare eye condition posed a mystery that almost left her blind. Blue, then 44, first noticed red streaks in [...]

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