Creativity and Teamwork!
I would like to thank Dr. Robert Goldberg and Dr. Simon Fung in their collaboration on my corneal neurotization procedure. After an accident in 2016 left me without feeling in my right eye, I was having issues with keeping my cornea protected and healthy. The corneal neurotization procedure had only been performed a handful of times at UCLA, so it required a lot of innovation including harvesting and transplanting a nerve in my foot and attaching it to my. Drs. Goldberg and Fung worked together to perform a successful neurotization procedure in October 2018. I am well on my way to getting a healthy eye again, and I owe it all to them. I am an aspiring physician, and their empathy and creativity will guide my practices for my entire career.