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Giguere's Son Undergoes Successful Eye Surgery

Tuesday, 06.12.2007 / 9:00 PM PT / News
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Giguere\'s Son Undergoes Successful Eye Surgery

Maxime Giguere, the infant son of Ducks goalie J.S. Giguere and his wife, Kristen, underwent surgery to correct a deformed right eye Tuesday at UCLA's Jules Stein Eye Institute, one of the few centers in the world that provide this type of surgery.

The two-hour reconstructive eye surgery performed from the inside out was done to correct a condition called persistent fetal vasculature syndrome - a tiny, deformed eye.

"The surgery went extremely well and early signs are hopeful for a positive outcome," said Dr. Steven Schwartz, associate professor of ophthalmology and chief of the Jules Stein Eye Institute's Retina Division, and the lead surgeon on the medical team.

"Kristen and I want to thank Dr. Rosenbaum and Dr. Schwartz from UCLA, along with Dr. Winter and Dr. Naglie from Saddleback Memorial Medical Center for their expert medical care," said Giguere. "We also want to thank the entire Anaheim Ducks organization, specifically the Samuelis and Brian Burke, for their overwhelming support during this process."  

"While Maxime was born with a serious eye problem in one eye, we have every reason to expect that he will be able to lead a full, happy and productive life," said Dr. Arthur Rosenbaum, the chief of pediatric ophthalmology at UCLA's Jules Stein Eye Institute, who made the diagnosis that gave the Giguere's hope.

Maxime was born April 4 with a deformed right eye, but his left eye is healthy. His parents initially feared that their child would be completely blind.

"Oftentimes, people are given frightening medical news and feel hopeless," said Schwartz.  "But this case illustrates that it is important to find expert pediatric eye care and get a second opinion."

Giguere, 30, recently led the Ducks to their first Stanley Cup Championship. Anaheim became the first team to win the Stanley Cup from the state of California with a 6-2 win vs. Ottawa in Game 5 on Wednesday, June 6 (won series 4-1). In 2003, he was awarded the National Hockey League's Conn Smythe Trophy as Most Valuable Player in the playoffs.

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