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The Telescopic Eye: New surgery turns Colorado woman’s damaged eye into a telescope

Dr. Starck Johnson cuts a small hole in the right eye of Doris Ekblad-Olson, 82, in preparation for Tuesday’s operation. Ekblad-Olson suffers from “wet” macular degeneration, where blood vessels are leaking and destroying central vision.

The pea-size telescopic device, called CentraSight, is placed behind the iris.

Dr. Starck Johnson, above, looks through a telescope as he stitches the cornea of Doris Ekblad-Olson’s right eye, visible on the overhead monitor. He implanted a pea-size telescope into her eye Tuesday at Sky Ridge Medical Center in Lone Tree.

Dr. Starck Johnson holds the miniature telescope before implanting it into the eye of 82-year-old Doris Ekblad-Olson.

Text and Image via The Denver Post

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Robotically-Assited Total Laparoscopic Hysterectomy for Uterine Fibroids, Pain and Heavy Bleeding

“This surgery was done for a 43 year old woman who had been using the Mirena IUD with good results until she began with very heavy irregular bleeding and was found to have a fibroid uterus the size of 4 months of pregnancy. One of the fibroids was submucosal which means that it was immediately adjacent to the uterine lining and which are the type that typically cause the heaviest and most difficult to control bleeding problems. The robotic hysterectomy proved to be her best option with minimal recovery time, minimal hospital time and minimal pain.”