Winter 2018

Connected Across Generations

Eye surgery brought together two School of Medicine alums.

By Courtney Hollands

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Photo: Brad Dececco

It was eye surgery that brought together two School of Medicine alums who graduated six decades apart. Fuchs’ Dystrophy was blurring the vision of Augusta Law, M47. So when Christopher Sales, M09, MG09, a surgeon at Weill Cornell Medicine in New York who’s trained in Descemet membrane endothelial keratoplasty—a minimally invasive corneal transplant—came across her radar, Law traveled from New Hampshire to see him. Sales successfully performed the procedure on August 15.

“I am so glad to be a part of the long tradition that TUSM brings to the study of health, medicine, and science,” said Law. One of five women in her Tufts graduating class, Law went on to work for the New Hampshire Division of Public Health Services. Sales is humbled that Law trusted him, he said, and was reminded “how one’s vision, if taken away, can make independence and self-reliance feel out of reach—and likewise, if restored, can give them back.”

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