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Staying Sun-Safe during the Two Cities Marathon

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Knees, ankles and toes… you’re already pushing your limits. Give your eyes, face and ears a leg up. The Two Cities marathon will take place on November 5, 2017, welcoming runners to pound the pavement for a good cause. Proceeds benefit local charitable organizations such as the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Children’s Hospital Central California, […]

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Michael’s Story

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Meet Michael.  At 15 months old, doctors told Michael’s parents that his left eye needed to be removed. The cause: retinoblastoma, or cancer of the retina. “There was no way to save it,” said Michael’s mother, Veronica. “It was that severe.” On Tuesday, January 24, the top director and professor of the pediatric oncology team […]

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Futures into Focus: First Tee of Fresno & Luke Shrestha

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Luke Shrestha was a quiet, shy 10-year-old when he attended his first clinic at First Tee of Fresno, but through the years he learned foundational life skills that helped shape him into a college graduate and successful young professional. When First Tee of Fresno first opened its doors in 2008, its founder, Michael Firpo, wanted […]

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MedWatch Today: Preemie Eye Care

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Dr. Derick Holt was recently featured in a MedWatch Today special, discussing how important it is for babies born prematurely to have their eyes checked. Retinopathy of prematurity (ROP), a dangerous disease commonly found in infants born prematurely, can lead to blindness if not addressed in its early stages. Some preterm babies may not need […]

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Four Ways to Make Sure Your Eyes Stay Healthy This Summer

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When we think summer sun, we tend to think skin protection—but what about our eyes? Our eyes are just as susceptible to sun damage as our skin; however, not many of us know this, leaving our eyes unprotected during these hot summer months. Take a few extra steps this season to ensure that your eyes […]

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