Personal Experiences

Ryan Barunas

Ryan has lived with diabetes for over 34 years, has experienced vision loss from the disease, and even had a partial detachment of his left retina following scatter laser therapy. Ryan spoke about his vision loss from diabetes, “As a young person with hopes and aspirations, this was terrifying.” He had eye surgery that was deemed successful—until two years later when he went back to his retina specialist and realized his right eye was deteriorating.

Ryan states, “Thanks to my skilled surgeon, a support network, including my family, my wife, and close friends, I came through on the other side with my vision, again, mostly intact.” Ryan believes that, due to MTM Vision’s passion and commitment to research to prevent vision loss and blindness from diabetes, we will bring better future outcomes for patients like himself.