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Patricia White

Ophthalmology Patient

Credits Summa Health's Dr. Awender for saving her eyesight


Patricia: I was driving down the street and all of a sudden everything got so blurry, no definition. I was so scared and I knew I needed to get home and call my doctor, Dr. Awender, at Summa Health.

She diagnosed me with a glaucoma, which is also scary because you can lose your eyesight, which I was doing. In addition, I needed the cataract surgery. I was so afraid of going blind. Because this was all during the pandemic, she couldn't do the cataract surgery, but she could do the laser surgery in her office to bring the pressure down. Eventually I did get the cataract surgery and now I'm seeing beautifully. Dr. Awender saved my eyesight. If it wasn't for her, I would not be able to see to this day.

I can see everything with my grandkids now, even when they're mischievous. Thank you, Dr. Awender.


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