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Last Christmas

Created on: Monday, December 29, 2014

 Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas with friends and family. Last Christmas Eve I had a patient who come in with a serious eye problem. She had been diagnosed with Stevens-Johnsons syndrome in summer 2013, and I had been fighting a desperate battle to protect her eyes, as SJS is rare but devastating, literally melting the corneas of patients. On Christmas Eve she came in with a perforaton, or hole int he cornea, which poses an imminent threat to the eye itself, let alone the vision. We performed an emergency "patch" for her cornea, followed up by crosslinking at a nearby center to stiffen both the patch and her other eye to prevent future melting.  I am most thankful that she has done remarkably well. Here is her story:


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