Dr. Robin Ross and the entire team at Global Retina Institute saved my eyesight, and therefore, the quality of my life -- a dramatic but true statement!! I was born 3 months premature in 1956. I consider myself fortunate to be able to see at all with just one "good eye"; even the anatomy in this eye is not normal because of my prematurity.
On Friday, June 14th, my retinologist diagnosed a rapidly detaching retina in my only seeing eye. He admitted that he had performed only a few surgeries on people with my condition, retinopathy of prematurity, and suggested a specialist in the Midwest, who would not be able to see me for a few weeks.
However, on Saturday night my sister found Dr. Ross on the internet and sent her an email inquiry. Amazingly and thankfully, Dr. Ross answered that email very quickly. She had her office assistant contact us on Sunday to set up an appointment for Monday morning. Although I couldn't see, when we walked into the office, somehow I knew we were in the right place.
Dr. Ross gave me one of the most thorough exams and explanations that I have ever had. She told us that my retina was continuing to detach and recommended that we head immediately to the Moran Eye Center in Salt Lake City, Utah. She arranged an urgent appointment for Tuesday morning with Dr. Hartnett, the chief retinal surgeon at the eye center, and her dedicated specialist team. We jumped into the car and my husband drove all night to get to our appointment on Tuesday morning. I had successful surgery that same afternoon.
I can see again, thanks to Dr. Ross's quick action, experience, skill, compassion, empathy and wide knowledge of cutting-edge resources. As if that weren't enough, she stayed in touch with my sister to check on my progress. My family and I are eternally grateful, Dr. Ross and the team at Global Retina Institute!
Colleen and John Warner, Phoenix, AZ
Thank you so much for your kind words, Colleen. We really appreciate you taking the time out to share your experience with us.
Global Retina Institute