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"Woman Who Ruptured Eyes, Almost Lost Vision In Crash Warns About Drunk Drivers" - Meghan Holohan

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  • New York, NY
  • (December 12, 2019)

Sabrina Rosado was celebrating her police academy graduation on December 16, 2017, when she and her friends went holiday party hopping. After the festivities, which had included alcohol, the friends left and Rosado jumped into the back seat as they drove off. In the rush, she forgot to put on her seat belt. The driver was speeding at about 70 mph when it hit a train trestle. Rosado flew from the backseat and slammed into the front windshield. The next thing she knew, she was lying in a hospital with severe injuries to her face and spinal cord. She visited Gennady Landa, MD, director of retina services at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai. She was diagnosed with choroidal ruptures in both eyes and, without intervention, she could lose her vision permanently. “One of the reasons that I wanted to do the surgery was because I couldn't see what's going on with the bleeding.” He added, “I was able to remove the blood from inside the eye.”

Gennady Landa, MD, Associate Professor, Ophthalmology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Faculty, New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai

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