Saturday, June 21, 2014

Children with Glaucoma

"When Christian Earl was six weeks old, his mother did not think his eyes looked right, so she took him to Loyola University Medical Center for an evaluation," reports Science Daily. "She was shocked to learn that Christian had glaucoma and other congenital eye problems that were threatening his vision. ...Loyola ophthalmologist Dr. Robert J. Barnes stabilized Christian's vision by implanting tiny devices that drained fluid from his eyes. Another Loyola ophthalmologist removed cataracts and scar tissue that also were threatening his vision. ...His vision has stabilized, and it appears that the rambunctious little boy can see normally, his mother said. 'Before the surgeries,' she added, 'he was bumping into everything.'" Read more.

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