On March 20, 1995, Ray County farmer, Tom Waters, was helping his father hook up a fertilizer applicator when his face accidentally received a blast of anhydrous ammonia, burning his face and severely damaged his right eye.
After eight surgeries on his right eye by several different specialists, including two corneal transplants and an AlphaCor artificial cornea, Tom was referred to Dr. Tauber. On February 1, 2007, Dr. Tauber implanted the Boston Keratoprosthesis in Waters’ eye. Made of clear plastic, this artificial cornea has proven successful in very complex cases worldwide. Before surgery, Tom could see only hand motions. The day following surgery, Tom had 20/80 vision and today enjoys 20/25 vision.
“It has been a long journey. 13 years ago, I wondered if I would ever see out of my eye again. Through many surgeries, I continued to hold out hope and when Dr. Tauber worked his magic, many prayers were answered!”
CORNEAL TRANSPLANT OS
I have had two corneal transplants since 2005. My first one did not go quite according to plan and several errors were made. I went to Dr. Tauber, he came highly recommended, and he not only did my second corneal transplant surgery but also is doing some of the corrective work that needed to be done. The first time I went into Dr. Tauber’s office, the staff was very friendly and polite and settled my first appointment jitters. When I met Dr. Tauber himself all my fears were calmed, for just like me, the man is a perfectionist. He immediately knew what was wrong and came up with a game plan that fit both my needs and my busy schedule. I was in severe pain all the time and had not ever been able to find a doctor who could fix the problem nor tell me what was wrong, but Dr. Tauber knew and did his best to help me. I am now pain free and on my way to a full recovery. I would highly recommend both him and his wonderful staff to anyone.
I was at the point of not being able to drive at night or enjoy working in my garden because of poor vision, caused by my cataracts. In July Dr. Tauber removed the cataract from my right eye. It was totally painless and the next day when the bandage was removed I could not believe how vibrant all the colors were in Dr. Tauber’s office.
I would close my new bionic eye (that’s what I called it), and could not believe how dull and fuzzy everything was looking out of my left eye. I immediately wanted to schedule the surgery for my left eye. I am now seeing 20/20 in both eyes and cannot stop telling my family and friends how pleased I am with Dr. Tauber and his amazing staff. Thank you, Thank you for making my life so much brighter. I can’t get the tune “I Can See Clearly Now” out of my head. Thanks again to everyone at Tauber Eye for an amazing experience.
After having complications from a previous cataract surgery I was looking for another eye doctor. Dr. Tauber was referred to me by a retina specialist I was seeing at the time. I made an appointment and was very impressed with Dr. Tauber and his staff. After an examination, Dr. Tauber suggested a cataract surgery in my right eye.
The surgery went great. Due to some insurance issues, I could not go back to Dr. Tauber's office. I was devastated. We changed insurances in 2013 and Dr. Tauber was listed on their list of approved doctors. Needless to say I was so excited and shouted with joy. About a year after Dr. Tauber did my cataract surgery, my right eye was beginning to get fuzzy and it was difficult to see from a distance. Dr. Tauber recommended laser surgery and assured me I would be able to tell a difference immediately. The laser surgery was quick and painless. On my post surgery visit Dr. Tauber told me my eye sight was 20/20!
I always look forward to visiting Dr. Tauber because of his professionalism and the rapport that I feel I have with him.
I cannot praise Dr. Tauber and his staff enough. I would strongly recommend Dr. Tauber to anyone who is looking for a professional, awesome eye doctor.
My special thanks to Dr. Tauber and his staff,
A Very Satisfied Patient
Dr Tauber wasn't too sure about performing PRK on both of my eyes on the same day, but being the single mother of 6-year old twins at the time, I decided if I was going to be out of commission for a few days I didn't want to have to go through it twice. The procedure was painless, the recovery was uncomfortable (for two to three days) and my only regret is that I didn't do it sooner. I wore glasses and contact lenses for about 37 years - now I wear neither - not even to read. I'm a CPA and thus work with numbers and computers all day, so I was definitely worried about the clarity of my sight. It is better than ever.
Thanks, Dr Tauber (and staff)!!
Very satisfied patient