Keck Medicine of USC Blog | Patient Stories

Patient Finds Breast Cancer Care Close to Home in Arcadia

Adrienne Bolger shares how Keck Medicine of USC’s Arcadia team helped her receive world-class breast cancer tre...
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When Blindness Attacks: How Research and Cutting-Edge Clinical Techniques Saved a Woman’s Sight

Vanessa Ho was just beginning her Saturday morning when she suddenly felt intense pain and blurry vision in her r...
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The Corneal Correction: How a Specialty Scleral Lens Restored a Patient’s Sight

Three years ago, an outside clinic diagnosed Maria Contreras with keratoconus, a degenerative eye disease that ca...
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Patient Finds Breast Cancer Care Close to Home in Arcadia

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When Blindness Attacks: How Research and Cutting-Edge Clinical Techniques Saved a Woman’s Sight

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The Corneal Correction: How a Specialty Scleral Lens Restored a Patient’s Sight

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It Started as a Headache. 28 Days Later, She Was Finally Able To Leave the ICU

In the summer of 2016, Laura Priest’s busy life came to a halt, when a ruptured brain aneurysm landed her in th...
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The Ability to Blink: How Oculoplastics Saved a Burn Victim’s Eyelids

When Joe Cruz had a car accident in Northern California, burn marks left his face so devastated that he lost the ...
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From Silhouettes to Sight: How a Keratoprosthesis Corrected One Patient’s Lifelong Struggle with Vision

Ever since Roslymn Caldwell was born, she had eye conditions. What began as a lazy eye in childhood advanced to k...
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Under Pressure: How Minimally Invasive Glaucoma Surgery Saved a Promising, Young Student’s Eyesight

In March 2019, Namita Sarraf’s life changed. She began suffering episodes of redness, pain, and light sensitivi...
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Research Helped Him Find the Right Fit

When you’re told that you need surgery, there’s a lot to think about: How to take the time you will need to r...
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Emmy-Nominated Filmmaker Faces Loss of His Voice 20 Years After Beating Cancer

Bill Brummel underwent a laryngectomy because of the irreversible effects of cancer-combatting radiation, but the...
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He Thought His Headache Was No Big Deal. It Turned Out to Be a Giant Brain Aneurysm

When Marco Mejia stepped out of a movie theater one night with an excruciating headache, he didn’t know it woul...
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Acoustic Neuroma Diagnosis Leads to an Unexpected Career Path

When Dawn Fishback was diagnosed with a brain tumor in 1990, she never realized it would lead her to finding her ...
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