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!”
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 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
Thanks, Dr Tauber (and staff)!!
Very Satisfied Patient
OMG, where have you been the last ten years of my life? It is amazing what I am experiencing after never thinking I would be able to see again. I’ve gone from no eyesight in the left eye and minimal to totally blurred out of the right eye to being able to see again.
My battle started in 2007 on the left side. I had three cornea transplants to no avail at improving my sight. Around 2010, the sight in the right eye began to fail. At the suggestion of an old classmate who knew my situation and was a patient of Dr. Joseph Tauber, I learned there was a chance to hope.
After some months of preparation and several surgeries, I feel as though a miracle has occurred. Within a week of my last surgery, in which I got an artificial corneal transplant, I can see 20/40 which is enough for legally driving a car. Dr. Tauber has gone above and beyond the call to get me back to a normal life. I truly felt like I was in the wilderness. His knowledge, understanding of me and my hopes together with his dedication resulted in my regaining eye sight. I will forever be grateful to Dr. Tauber and his staff. Looking forward to completing what lies ahead to complete this journey!