Diane Barati has been a patient of Eye & Ear since she was diagnosed at two months old with cataracts and secondary glaucoma. She saw Dr. Joseph Novak from then until she was 33, and still carries his picture in her wallet.
Now Barati sees Dr. Ian Connor and when she needed surgery for a shunt extension, a necessary part did not arrive, so Dr. Connor decided to improvise. Having read an article about a procedure he could do without the missing part, he successfully operated from memory. Since Barati was the first person in his practice to have this procedure done, she feels a bond with him.
She feels fortunate to have had good eye care.
“I think it’s important that we maintain research,” Barati said. “The research is important; that’s one reason why I’ve been contributing for 40 years.”