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UNMC Eye Institute Is Set To Revolutionize Eye Care In Nebraska

UNMC Eye Institute Is Set To Revolutionize Eye Care In Nebraska

By Kimberly Foley. CREATED May 22, 2013

Omaha, NE -- A state of the art eye center will revolutionize eye care in Omaha.

University of Nebraska Medical Center said the facility will put the university at the top of the ophthalmology game
For 15 years, Lindsay Michalski has suffered with glaucoma and has been seeing doctors at UNMC for treatment.
"When you think about the possibilities of not being able to see well, it makes you very careful and wonder what things are going to happen," said Michalski.
He has had three surgeries. The most recent was one month ago.
"The idea is to minimize the damage that's already been done because of the disease in the left eye, and to make sure to control it so I can see well enough with both eyes to do the things I want in everyday life," said Michalski.
On Wednesday, Michalski was one of the hundreds of people who celebrated the opening of the Stanley M. Truhlsen Eye Institute at UNMC. 
It is named after an ophthalmologist who has been with the university for more than 40 years.
The $20 million project will bring patient care, research and education to one central place.
"You know the building is beautiful, but it's the people in it that will really account for what the accomplishments are," said Truhlsen.
The accomplishments are what patients like Michalski are looking forward to seeing.
"The staff has become family," said Michalski. "They're a great bunch."
Patients will start being seen at the eye center on June 3.