Macular edema takes man from ophthalmic professional to patient
-You guys are good football players. When you lose your vision you lose so much. To see my grandchildren and play with them and go on trips with them you lose a lot of life when you lose vision. [talking] I have been involved in ophthalmology almost 45 years and yet i never would have believed that it would have ever affected me personally. [talking] -My condition came up almost suddenly I thought for gosh sakes I’ve had this happen before where I’ve had a little blurring in my eye. I was absolutely wrong. There was a retinal issue something in the back of the eye. [talking] I was scared and when you’re scared you run to that place that’s going to give you the best security you can possibly feel and to me the best security was going to see the people I knew who are on top of everything at UCI. -So Mr. Brenner, we’re gonna take a picture of the retina so make sure there’s no fluid leaking out of it. Put your chin over here. This machine gives me a 2d image of your macula It tells me if there’s swlling in the back of the eye. There’s no fluid, not even a trace of fluid. Doesn’t need any more treatment. -Our Eye Institute is at the forefront of the treatment for macular degeneration and diabetes. Those are the major cause of blindness in the United States right now. -The Gavin Herbert Eye Institute is right in the center of the silicon valley for eye technology and eye care. The very best technology the newest drugs and therapies, we have it all. -You don’t need to go to Los Angeles you don’t need to go to San Diego you don’t need to go to New York, we have wonderful, wonderful health care right here in Orange County. -Why not come here to get the very best? -Today with both eyes I see 20 25 and I’m 73 years old. I can even read without any assistance from glasses. I have basically perfect vision.