I turned 62 years old in November 2010. For months leading up to my birthday, I experienced vision problems that were worsening noticeably. And my feet and legs were becoming increasingly numb and painful. I did not know what was wrong with me.
While in Wal-Mart in early March 2011, I questioned a pharmacist who in turn asked me questions. My answers led him to encourage me to see a physician. The doctor diagnosed “Type 2 Diabetes,” prescribed two oral medications to reduce blood sugars, and sent me to an ophthalmologist.
After extensive testing, the ophthalmologist recommended–with startling urgency–that I immediately see a retina specialist in Tyler,Texas. This man was a scientist before becoming a doctor. He decided to become a doctor in order to specialize in the procedure he and his research team had developed.
He ascertained that I had only 25% vision in my left eye and 30% vision in my right eye. I was flabbergasted! My vision about 75% reduced, and I was about to lose it all! Over many weeks he administered an injection in each eye, followed by laser treatments to seal 107 aneurysms in one eye and 96 in the other.
This technique is used worldwide, has led to improved vision for multitudes, and it was used to minister to me. Just in time my vision was saved, and greatly restored. I can drive again and I can read.
My husband exclaims to friends, “That man saved my wife’s sight! To think that God sent him to Tyler for her!”
God led that “Scientist-Who-Became-a-Doctor” to practice in Tyler, Texas. God led me to him.
Ming Lu, M.D., Ph.D.
* Medical degree, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
* Residency, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Boston MA
* Retina Fellow, The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX
* Retina Specialist, Vantage Eye Center, Monterey, CA
* Treating diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, uveitis, retinal detachment,
and macular hole
* Currently at Trinity Mother Frances Eye Clinic, Tyler, Texas; (903) 531-4733