Eye Care

September 27, 2016

Joseph Chacko, M.D., Invested in Sally McSpadden Boreham Chair in Ophthalmology

Joseph Chacko UAMS

Sept. 27 2016 | Joseph G. Chacko, M.D., professor of ophthalmology and neurology in the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) College of Medicine, was invested Sept. 26 in the Sally McSpadden Boreham Chair in Ophthalmology. Chacko has been the director of neuro-ophthalmology at the UAMS Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute since 2005. An…

August 5, 2016

Artificial Cornea Procedure Restores Arkansas Woman’s Vision

Ferguson and Dr Goyal

Aug. 5, 2016 | An artificial cornea procedure, offered at UAMS Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute, has allowed Jessica Ferguson to see again. Ferguson, 28, was working with bleach at a salon in 2006 when a chemical burn occurred that would alter the next several years of her life. “I put the bleach in a bowl,…

July 5, 2016

UAMS Ophthalmologist Rids Little Rock Woman of Pain

July 5, 2016 | There was no aspect of Zantiel Mooney’s life not affected by the excruciating pain she felt in her left eye. Though she has temporarily lost sight in the eye, the work of UAMS cornea and uveitis specialist, Tayyeba Ali, M.D., took away the pain while ensuring she could keep the eye….

June 2, 2016

New Device Provides Wider, High-Resolution Image of Retina

Tonya Hooks

June 2, 2016 | Tonya Hooks, of Little Rock, had never experienced any sort of trouble with her eye sight, so when she noticed spots that were not going away, she was concerned. Diagnosed with lupus in 2013, she was warned by her doctor that some of the long-term effects of the chronic, autoimmune disease…

April 27, 2016

Gravette Woman’s Sight Restored After Specialist Joins UAMS

Mary Green

April 27, 2016 | It had been more than 30 years since Mary Green had seen anything. She was 12 when an antibiotic caused pain in her eyes, evoking long-term issues and uncovering an underlying condition. Green was eventually diagnosed with Stevens-Johnson Syndrome (SJS), a rare disorder that affects the skin and mucous membranes. The…

March 16, 2016

UAMS Helps Harmony Clinic Obtain Retinal Camera

March 3, 2016 | UAMS Glaucoma specialist Grant Morshedi, M.D., knows how important Little Rock’s Harmony Health Clinic is to those who need health care but can’t afford it. As a UAMS medical student in 2008, he worked with many others at UAMS and in the community to establish the free clinic that is staffed…

March 15, 2016

Cornea Transplant Clears Blurry, Clouded World for Patient

David Warner Robbie Smith UAMS

Jan. 14, 2016 | Every morning, Robbie Smith, 37, gets a vivid reminder of how debilitating his eyesight used to be. Before he inserts a pair of special corrective contact lenses, “I’m only able to see a few inches from my face,” he said. At age 10, Smith, of Little Rock, was diagnosed with keratoconus,…

Cornea Donation Saves Rogers Man’s Vision

Jim Harris

March 10, 2016 | Organ donation is an incredibly personal and tremendously impactful act of kindness, but Jim Harris already knows that on a profound level. “Without the generosity of a donor, I would have lost sight in my eye,” said the 53-year-old Rogers resident. “I am grateful my donor was thoughtful enough to make…