Sign in with your NHL account:
  • Submit
  • Or
  • Sign in with Google
 

Giguere's Son Undergoes Successful Eye Surgery

Wednesday, 06.13.2007 / 12:00 AM / News
Anaheim Ducks
X
Share with your Friends


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.

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 ANA 35 22 8 5 101 96 49
2 CHI 32 22 9 1 100 64 45
3 STL 32 21 9 2 98 78 44
4 NSH 30 20 8 2 81 59 42
5 SJS 33 18 11 4 94 85 40
6 WPG 33 17 10 6 80 76 40
7 VAN 31 18 11 2 89 88 38
8 LAK 33 16 11 6 90 82 38
9 CGY 34 17 15 2 98 92 36
10 MIN 30 16 12 2 86 78 34
11 DAL 31 13 13 5 89 104 31
12 COL 31 10 13 8 78 99 28
13 ARI 31 11 16 4 72 100 26
14 EDM 33 7 20 6 69 110 20

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
R. Getzlaf 34 12 25 7 37
R. Kesler 35 11 15 -2 26
S. Vatanen 35 9 15 -1 24
C. Perry 23 14 8 11 22
M. Beleskey 35 15 3 11 18
C. Fowler 34 3 14 1 17
J. Silfverberg 35 4 12 3 16
H. Lindholm 34 4 11 12 15
P. Maroon 27 2 12 -5 14
D. Smith-Pelly 31 4 8 3 12
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Gibson 2 2 0 .927 2.28
F. Andersen 18 5 4 .913 2.41


AnaheimDucks.com is the official Web site of the Anaheim Ducks. Anaheim Ducks and AnaheimDucks.com are trademarks of Anaheim Ducks Hockey Club, LLC. NHL, the NHL Shield, the word mark and image of the Stanley Cup and NHL Conference logos are registered trademarks of the National Hockey League. All NHL logos and marks and NHL team logos and marks as well as all other proprietary materials depicted herein are the property of the NHL and the respective NHL teams and may not be reproduced without the prior written consent of NHL Enterprises, L.P. Copyright © 1999-2013 Anaheim Ducks Hockey Club, LLC and the National Hockey League. All Rights Reserved.

Privacy Policy     Contact Us    Jobs     Honda Center    Corporate Partnerships   Terms of Use   NHL TicketExchange  Site Map AdChoices