Restoring Vision: A Look Into UW Medicine Eye Institute

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When Anne Beidler began to notice changes in her vision, she feared the worst: she'd watched her mother lose her sight from macular degeneration. But physicians at the UW Medicine Eye Institute were able to treat Anne by injecting a new drug into her eye that began to improve her vision within hours. With 22 ophthalmologists on staff, the institute is known for multidisciplinary collaborative care of both common and complex eye conditions. Watch as a diabetic patient undergoes cataract surgery, and a woman has micrographic surgery to remove cancerous tissue from her eyelid. The institute is leading research efforts to improve treatment for eye diseases and also training the next generation of ophthalmologists at the University of Washington's School of Medicine.