Gutted. Ophthalmology lost one of its giants today. Alan Crandall was a fierce advocate for his patients and the underserved throughout the world. His compassion and impact hit every corner of the world. https://t.co/2gv7wUXgqI pic.twitter.com/3nlkqTMA7q
— Jeff Pettey MD MBA (@JeffPettey) October 2, 2020
Two days ago before his death Dr. Alan Crandall, had an emergency surgery for aortic dissection some days ago, unfortunately a severe complication developed during the surgery. According to a statement posted on social media by Lei Zang
Dear friends,Our beloved mentor and friend, Dr. Alan Crandall, had an emergency surgery for aortic dissection some days ago, unfortunately a severe complication developed during the surgery. He has since been in ICU. Luckily he is awake now and is breathing on himself.Let’s send him our best prayers, and wish him a speedy recovery.Thank you very much!Lea
Cause of Death.
The following are some tributes posted on social media to honor the life and the legacy of the deceased.
It is with such sadness that I have learned of the passing of Dr. Alan S. Crandall of the John A. Moran Eye Center, known throughout the world for his surgical skill & his outreach work. Here is the statement from the Moran Eye Center. https://t.co/uwisYWgLAw pic.twitter.com/v23hBqgUyi
— Ruth V. Watkins (@RuthVWatkins) October 3, 2020