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​June 25, 2009​​​

​​​Macular Degeneration

When Anne Beidler began to notice changes in her vision, she feared the worst: she'd watched her mother lose her sight from macular degeneration. But Dr. Atma Vemulakonda, at the UW Medicine Eye Institute, was able to treat Anne by injecting a new drug into her eye that began to improve her vision within hours. The institute is leading research efforts to improve treatment for eye diseases and also training the next generation of ophthalmologists at the University of Washington's School of Medicine.

​June 25, 2009​​

Cataract Surgery

​Joe Fernandes loves to travel, but as he developed cataracts, the world became blurry. He turned to Dr. Thellea Leveque, at the UW Medicine Eye Institute, for lens replacement surgery. Mr. Fernandes had other health concerns which could make his surgery more complicated, including diabetes and a heart condition. Dr. Leveque specializes in treating patients with complex cases, and she monitored him closely during his successful surgery. With 22 ophthalmologists on staff, the institute is known for multidisciplinary collaborative

​June 05, 2009​​

Restoring Vision: A Look Into the UW Medicine Eye Institute

With 22 ophthalmologists on staff, the institute is known for multidisciplinary collaborative care of both common and complex eye conditions. Watch as a diabetic patient undergoes cataract surgery, and a woman has micrographic surgery to remove cancerous tissue from her eyelid. The institute is leading research efforts to improve treatment for eye diseases and also training the next generation of ophthalmologists at the University of Washington's School of Medicine.​

​February 17, 2009​​

​​The Eyes Have It, Part 2​​

Diseases of the eye substantially degrade the quality of life for hundreds of millions of people worldwide. In the second half of this two-part program, University of Washington School of Medicine professors Drs. Joann G. Elmore, Tueng Shen, Hugh M. Foy and Russ Van Gelder discuss leading causes of blindness, its symptoms and current and emerging treatments.​

​February 17, 2009​​

​​The Eyes Have It, Part 1​​

Diseases of the eye substantially degrade the quality of life for hundreds of millions of people worldwide. In the second half of this two-part program, University of Washington School of Medicine professors Drs. Joann G. Elmore, Tueng Shen, Hugh M. Foy and Russ Van Gelder discuss leading causes of blindness, its symptoms and current and emerging treatments.​

​September 14, 2008​​

Life Changing LASEK Procedure

Brian Finrow started wearing glasses when he was 12. As an adult, he said, they got in the way of skiing – goggles over glasses? – and other activities. A pal referred him to Dr. Tueng Shen, a refractive surgery specialist at the University of Washington Medical Center. Finrow opted to have his vision corrected via LASEK, which involves no cutting of the cornea, so is less prone to complications. One of Finrow’s favorite activities now is buying sunglasses.​

​June 18, 2007​​

​​Refractive Eye Surgery

Laser eye surgery allows many people to enjoy life without glasses. At UW Medical Center's Refractive Surgery Center, Dr. Tueng T. Shen and her University of Washington team offer the latest form of this surgery, called LASEK. This procedure can be done without cutting a flap in the cornea, as the older and more familiar LASIK surgery did, which means less chance for complications in the future. We profile three patients who have had or are preparing to have this procedure, including the contact lens trials that will allow them to choose the best level of correction for their own lifestyles.

​September 29, 2004​​

​​Corneal Transplant Surgery

The cornea is a window for the eye, protecting the interior and helping to focus light on the retina. Disease or trauma can damage the cornea, creating cloudy images, and in severe cases, corneal bl The cornea is a window for the eye, protecting the interior and helping to focus light on the retina. Disease or trauma can damage the cornea, creating cloudy images, and in severe cases, corneal blindness. As a treatment for cornea damage, corneal transplant surgery has become the most successful tissue transplant procedure performed. In this program, experts discuss how this surgery is performed, its benefits and risks, and how the Lions Eye Bank protects and distributes corneas for transplants. As a treatment for cornea damage, corneal transplant surgery has become the most successful tissue transplant procedure performed. In this program, experts discuss how this surgery is performed, its benefits and risks, and how the Lions Eye Bank protects and distributes corneas for transplants.

​January 23, 2004​​

​​Refractive Eye Surgery: Patient Information

Find out what every patient needs to know about refractive surgery. Dr. Tueng T. Shen, Medical Director of UW Medical Center’s Refractive Surgery Center, explains what modern eye surgery can do for patients seeking improved vision. Meet several patients who have had laser eye surgery share their experiences firsthand. Dr. Shen also discusses a variety of advanced surgical techniques now available, from LASIK to refractive lensectomy allowing viewers to learn which treatment options are available to them, appropriate questions to ask their surgeon, and an overview of the surgical and post-surgical experience.

​October 20, 2001​​

​​Glaucoma

Clinical case studies focusing on surgical techniques for the treatment of Glaucoma. Viewer Discretion is Advised -- videotape of a surgical eye procedure is included in the broadcast.

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