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Last year, The Doctors met Sydney, who survived a nightmare scenario. A friend of her boyfriend came into their home, shot and killed her boyfriend, and then shot Sydney in the face. The Doctors set Sydney up with therapy in her hometown as well as put her in touch with ophthalmologist and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Christopher Zoumalan.
The Doctors were there for Sydney’s exam in which Dr. Zoumalan tested out a prosthetic eye. With it in, Sydney told him she was experiencing pain along the top of her eyelid. “My main concern is whether you’re tolerating that prosthetic and if it’s putting too much pressure on your eye,” Dr. Zoumalan says. He says she may have to remove her eyeball. This is tough for Sydney to hear. “I feel like I’ve lost enough,” she says.
No longer in pain, Sydney joins The Doctors to give them an update. Sydney thanks the show for helping with the majority of the positive changes that have happened since the tragic event. The killer has been caught and they are awaiting trial. She’s even dating and her boyfriend, Jeffery, is in the audience and says, “I’m happy to be able to say I’m literally living with a miracle. I don’t take that for granted.” She also has a new prosthetic eye from a doctor she saw back home and says she feels like a new woman.
Dr. Zoumalan is also in the audience. Sydney says his heart and determination to help her “exceeded above and abundantly.” Dr. Zoumalan wants to continue to help by using fillers around Sydney's upper eyelid and lower eyebrow to help her achieve the symmetry in her appearance to get her looking as close to what she looked like before the event. And they are going to make that happen now! Sydney goes backstage to let Dr. Zoumalan work and returns later in the show to share her results as well as offer The Doctor’s prescription of the day. To find out how it went and to get Sydney’s advice on how to move forward after setbacks and trauma, watch the video below!