Helping to restore Golfer’s vision

by / Sunday, 12 May 2013 / Published in News

Rhode Island Eye Institute Surgeon uses innovative surgery to help restore Golfer’s vision.


Please click on video to see and hear one patient’s incredible journey of losing most of his vision to become the 2011 US Blind Golfer’s Association National Champion.

Elliot Perlman, MD, a corneal surgeon at the Rhode Island Eye Institute, helped restored patient Mike McKone’s vision. After multiple failed corneal transplants and loss of vision in both eyes, Dr. Perlman implanted a Boston Keratoprosthesis (artificial cornea) in Mike’s right eye in 2010. After several months, Mike’s vision improved dramatically. (Read more about The Boston Keratoprosthesis (“K-Pro”)

Mike Mckone has also been involved with Insight, located in Warwick, Rhode Island, that promotes independence and opportunities for children and adults with vision loss at no cost. Insight referred Mike to Rhode Island Services for the Blind and there he was encouraged to play golf despite the barriers of his vision loss.

If you would like more information regarding the services of Insight, please contact Chris Butler at 401-941-3322.

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