(PRWEB) February 21, 2010
Imagine trusting a doctor - with the best reputation for treating eye disease in the state - to do surgery on your eyes. Now imagine the worst of outcomes: blindness in an eye that you learn, in fact, never needed surgery. And the medical center where you were treated is ignoring the problem.
Waking Up Blind: Lawsuits Over Eye Surgery is part cautionary tale and part expose about a respected eye surgeon at Emory University who performed unnecessary operations on patients. The patients' stories are shocking and raise many questions. How could something like this happen at a major medical center? Did anyone speak out and what happened to them? What can patients do when a respected doctor makes surprising recommendations?
Waking Up Blind gives those patients a voice and uses Dr. Harbin's unique insider perspective as a respected ophthalmologist to root out the real answers, real heroes, and real victims. He will appear at the Barnes & Noble Booksellers in Buckhead on February 25th at 7:00 PM.
For more information visit the author's website.
About the author:
Dr. Tom Harbin received his MD from Cornell Medical and trained in ophthalmology at the Wilmer Institute of Johns Hopkins. He has been practicing ophthalmology with a specialty in glaucoma for over thirty years and is a Clinical Professor Emeritus at Emory University. Dr. Harbin resides with his wife in Atlanta, GA.