Cataract Surgery News
Woman dies mysteriously in historic California mansion: Part 1
Two days after her boyfriend's son was hospitalized after falling, Rebecca Zahau's nude dead body was found at her boyfriend's mansion.
Revolutionary ophthalmologist Dr. Patricia Bath says she had to 'shake off haters' on her way to success
Patricia Bath is a pioneering ophthalmologist who invented a technique that revolutionized cataract surgery. But as an African-American woman, which was rare in her field as she rose in prominence, she said she faced hate, segregation and racism . "I had a few obstacles but I had to shake it off,"
Meet a woman who changed the face of medicine
Dr. Patricia Bath, the first African-American female doctor to receive a medical patent, revolutionized cataract surgery.
The Eye Hospital Saving Lives One Flight at a Time
ABC News' Charli James visits the Orbis Flying Eye Hospital, an ophthalmic facility treating patients and training doctors inside an airplane.
New Cataract Surgery for Infants Taps Into Regenerative Power of Stem Cells
Stem cells may be a key in finding the next treatment for cataracts, according to a new study. The condition, which is due to the eye's lens becoming less clear or cloudy, is the leading cause of blindness worldwide and cataract surgery is one of the most common operations across the globe. But
Rand Paul Performs Free Eye Surgery For Uninsured Patients
Sen. Rand Paul was a doctor before he was a politician and he spent part of his spring recess in the operating room, keeping in practice for what he says is the day he returns to medicine. Paul, a Republican from Kentucky who is believed...
Shock Leaves Man With Star-Shaped Cataracts
Yes, you can have stars in your eyes. Unfortunately. That’s the lesson one electrician learned the hard way. The unidentified man, 42, developed star-shaped cataracts after being shocked by 14,000 volts of electricity on his shoulder. According to a case report in the New England Journal...
With Storm Clouds Over Syria, U.S. Weighs Options
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES U.S HAS ‘VERY LITTLE DOUBT’ SYRIA USED CHEMICAL WEAPONS: Last night, a senior State Department official issued a read-out of calls Secretary John Kerry made on Sunday regarding the allegations of chemical weapons use by the Assad regime in Syria....
Annual Women in Pain Conference Focuses on Relationships
In many respects, Cynthia Toussaint is unlucky. She was a ballerina who had a role in the show "Fame." Then she was brought down by a then-nameless chronic pain disorder that left her mute and in a wheelchair for years. But in one respect, she is lucky. She is one of the few women she knows whose
A Mother's Love, Still Strong at 104
It's a deal that has worked throughout human history: Your parents take care of you when you are little and you return the favor when they are old. But sometimes the usual arrangement is turned on its head. Maria Garcia is 87 years old. After a rich and rewarding life, she is now suffering from