Eye Wonder

More than windows to our souls, our eyes interpret a flurry of stimuli in a split-second and can reveal stories of love, life and health.
Text by Estrellita S. Sibila Photo by Ximena Etchart | May 17, 2018 | People

The eye is one of the most complex and important sensory organs in the human body. Understanding the eye’s inner workings is a fascinating task that Dr. Timothy Murray has mastered. His path to becoming an ocular oncologist required 15 years of medical and specialty training and thousands of hours of interpreting images of one of the body’s smallest yet most robust organs. Dr. Murray treats adults and children with complex retinal diseases including tumors inside the eye and other ailments that require advanced surgical management. He uses cutting-edge technologies to help patients preserve their vision. “Advancements in imaging and treatment have shifted the care so that fewer patients lose their lives or their eyes and are able to keep their vision,” shares Dr. Murray. With imaging of the retina at a microscopic level now available, he and his team are moving toward treatments that minimize radiation and chemotherapy, decrease ocular injections and incorporate advanced imaging to provide uniquely individualized patient care. These technologies require significant expertise in their application and interpretation. “We have unique facilities for imaging the eye, establishing the correct diagnosis, and instituting advanced therapies to preserve vision,” he says.;

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Health Window: Our understanding of many diseases including diabetes, hypertension and cancer is based on our understanding of their effects on the eyes.