Eye to Eye: Memoirs of a Mayo Clinic-Trained Eye Surgeon
The story of Dr. John S. Jarstad. From humble beginnings as a commercial fisherman to his becoming an international expert in eye surgery and an inventor, this book tells the remarkable stories of doctors and patients whose lives were changed by faith, prayers, persistence, and hard work.
A Word From The Author
I am a Mayo trained, board certified ophthalmologist specializing in laser and cataract surgery including “Bladeless Laser Cataract Surgery,” LASIK, Glaucoma and Cornea procedures. My research has helped to develop the first one-handed injector for lens implants (Passport), the Jarstad Cataract surgery marker, the Jarstad-Stone teaching head and cataract surgery simulator, a new instrument for cracking a dense cataract for use in developing countries (patent applied for), and a less expensive treatment for keratoconus using high dose dietary riboflavin and natural UV light.
Dr. John S. Jarstad MD
What Readers Are Saying
5 out of 5 stars
This is a good read. The author shares his life story from working as a charter boat captain to being a world renowned eye surgeon. Along the way, he found time for medical missions to many countries, including several African countries and North Korea. Get the book and find out how he escaped being shot and kidnapped. As a person living with vision problems all my life, his service to those in need touched my heart. Can you imagine how wonderful it would be to see again after dealing with blindness? The most impressive part to me was that he was willing to teach doctors in the countries he visited so that more people could be blessed with his knowledge. And he made lasting friendships along the way. Loved this book!
Reviewed on February 10, 2023
Exciting inside look at a medical doctor volunteering his surgical expertise around the world. Fun read
Reviewed on February 12, 2023
Excellent – so many good points that really make you think and help guide you .
Reviewed on February 15, 2023
Very informative book.
Reviewed on February 16, 2023