Eye Care

Patient stories about eye care


August 3, 2018

Fort Smith Man Regains Vision After Nearly Two Years in the Dark

Katie Brown, O.D. examines Mack Farris' eye.

Aug. 3, 2018 | For the past few months, Mack and Karen Farris have spent lots of quality time taking in sights. The Fort Smith couple has enjoyed sunsets on the beach, trips back to their hometown in Alabama, visiting friends and family in Mississippi and Georgia and boating with dolphins in Florida It is…


June 25, 2018

UAMS Eye Patient: To See Again is Phenomenal

Cindy Jones has dealt with eye issues for most of her life, but her treatment from David Warner, M.D., at UAMS' Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute has resulted in positive change.

June 25, 2018 | Each visit to UAMS to see cornea surgeon David Warner, M.D., is a joyous occasion for Cindy Jones. That’s because with each visit in the year-long recovery after her cornea transplant, her vision improves. “Each time it was better and better,” said Jones. Jones, 44, has had a lifetime of vision…


January 25, 2018

Little Rock Woman Wins Battle to Keep Her Vision

With the help of the UAMS Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute and ophthalmologists like Romona Davis, M.D., Pamela Morehart (right) is able to maintain her vision.

Jan. 25, 2018 | Maintaining her vision while three rival eye conditions attempt to steal it away is a battle, but it’s one Pamela Morehart is able to win thanks to the UAMS Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute. “We have a blessing in the Jones Eye Institute at UAMS,” said Morehart. First, there’s the…


September 25, 2017

UAMS, Blue Cross Join to Fight Eye Disease using Telemedicine

Ryan Jones UAMS

Sept. 25, 2017 | Vision loss and blindness from diabetic retinopathy can occur gradually with no warning symptoms when high blood sugar levels cause damage to blood vessels in the retina. That’s why Ryan Jones makes sure she undergoes a yearly eye exam. But it’s not always easy for Jones, who lives in southeast Arkansas,…


April 11, 2017

Cataract Surgery Brings Color Back for Little Rock Artist

Jodi Shull Romona Davis UAMS

April 11, 2017 | There are many things graphic artist and retired art teacher Jodi Shull loves about art, but she loves the vibrant colors most. “I love being able to manipulate them in many ways,” she said. Shull, 65, has made art a lifetime passion and career. She previously owned a studio in downtown…


December 8, 2016

Surgeons Use 3D Technology to Reconstruct Man’s Face

Jennings Boyette UAMS

Dec. 8, 2016 | “When I reached up and felt the blood, I knew I’d hurt myself badly. But I had no idea my face had been crushed.” Sidney Todd III was at his job Jan.13, 2016, checking out oil wells in Union County. As he stepped up on a unit, he slipped on a…


August 5, 2016

Artificial Cornea Procedure Restores Arkansas Woman’s Vision

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

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…



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