Which ophthalmologists are most respected?
Fort Wayne’s Dr. Graves has a reputation as a leading ophthalmic surgeon in the region.
He is credited with inventing the concept of corneal implantation and is credited for developing the concept that “the eye is not the same as the brain,” which he also referred to as the “brain-eye junction.”
He was the first to apply corneocoronary implants to the eyes of children, and is known for his innovative research and treatment of glaucoma.
But he also has a history of controversy.
He has been accused of practicing medicine without a license and of using the names of people and organizations that he does not believe in.
His clinic was sued by the American Civil Liberties Union in 2016 and ultimately settled for $500,000.
But now he is back in the news for his views on transgender people.
In a tweet on Monday, he wrote, “LGBTQ people are just as human as anyone else.”
He then went on to claim that people like myself are just “trying to force a change” in society, referring to his decision to not refer to transgender people by their preferred pronouns.
He added that “this is a great day for transgender rights in America.”
The tweet, which was later deleted, sparked controversy.
“This is not a good day for trans people,” Fort Wayne resident and transgender woman Michelle Lutz, one of the plaintiffs in the lawsuit, said on the Fort Wayne Morning News radio show, adding that the tweet is a clear example of “harassment, discrimination, and transphobia.”
The lawsuit filed against Fort Wayne ophthalM.
Dr. Mark Graves and other ophthalmidwives, and also named the American Medical Association, is still pending.