Quail Creek Wellness presentation – Monday, November 28

A Quail Creek Wellness Presentation will take place Monday, November 28, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. in the Madera Clubhouse Crystal Ballroom.

Lynn Polonski, M.D. is a Board Diplomate of Ophthalmology and specializes in Comprehensive Ophthalmology and Oculoplastic.

He started a private practice called Catalina Eye Care P.C. in the Foothills of Tucson in 2009. A graduate from Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York, New York he completed residency at Case Western Reserve University in Ophthalmology. He performed a Preceptorship in Oculoplastic and Facial Plastics at St. John’s Westshore Hospital in Westlake, Ohio.

Formally an assistant professor of the University of Arizona, Department of Ophthalmology for nine years, he has been recognized for outstanding teaching both clinically and surgically. He has been awarded Best Surgical Instructor and Best Teaching Award from the University of Arizona Department of Ophthalmology and has had national coverage of high profile surgeries.

Dr. Polonski has received national recognition on several occasions for his quality of work. After the shooting that left Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords in critical condition, Dr. Polonski was one of the doctors called to the operating room. “I didn’t know if it was Gabby or somebody else. I arrived just as Giffords was arriving in the operating room,” said Polonski. Dr. Polonski and his team decompressed Giffords’ right orbit and reconstructed the roof of her orbit with titanium plates to hold up her frontal lobe. “It was certainly a high-profile case, but you have to approach it the same as you would anyone else,” said Polonski. “We are thrilled to know she is doing so well.”

After leaving the University of Arizona in January 2009, he started a comprehensive Ophthalmology practice with specialization in cataracts, premium lens implants, pediatric cataracts, oculoplastics, orbital trauma and lid and lacrimal disorders. He also performs removal of orbital tumors and reconstruction of orbits due to trauma or abnormalities growth in both adults and children.

Recently he is also seeing patients inside of Vista Eye Care.

As always, all Wellness Presentations are free and open to everyone. A Question and Answer session follows.