Seeing Well at 100!
WEST ORANGE, N.J., Dec. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- On October 29, 2008, Katherine L. Rummler celebrated her 100th birthday. This year, to her great joy, she was able to experience her birthday with good vision. Recently Katherine had DSEK, a partial corneal transplant that has a much shorter recovery time than a traditional transplant, performed by Dr. Theodore Perl of Corneal Associates of New Jersey.
Katherine, who still lives in the house her parents had built in 1918, has been a resident in Summit for 90 years. A graduate of
When asked the secret of her longevity, Katherine attributed her many years to her faith, as well as drinking 3 glasses of cranberry juice and a glass of grape juice every day. Her diet also includes steak, lamb, and butter.
When Dr. Perl first saw Katherine he told her that she might want to wait awhile before having the surgery, but she insisted. "She is a feisty woman and she knows what she wants," said Dr. Perl, "I enjoyed treating her and I hope she enjoys her new vision."
Dr. Perl is a cornea specialist and has been in practice in West Orange for 25 years. He limits his practice to corneal surgery such as cornea transplants and laser vision correction to reduce dependence on glasses and contact lenses. He has performed over 5000 transplants, and over 6800 laser vision correction procedures. He can be reached at (973) 736-1313 or www.cornealassociates.com.
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