Stories about: eye surgery

Seeking sight: A novel surgey saves one baby's vision

Lane_3400_cropAfter her daughter was born with a non-cancerous tumor obstructing her left eye, Katie Lane spent an afternoon lurching around her Waltham home, her hand blocking one eye, imagining life with monocular vision. With 20/20 eyesight, neither she nor her husband, Dan, even owned reading glasses. Now they were faced with the possibility that their daughter would be partially blind.

Little Kyleigh’s right eye was perfect: pale blue and brimming with mischief. But much of her left eye was covered by a choristoma, a tumor made up of normal tissue that formed in the wrong spot.

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One mother's story: Help, my babies need contact lenses

Inserting contact lenses into the eyes of an infant sounds like a daunting task, but Susan Purcell, mother of 5-year-old Daniel and 1-year-old Joshua, didn’t have many options. When Daniel was 3 months old, David Hunter, MD, PhD, ophthalmologist-in-chief at Children’s Hospital Boston, told Susan that without contacts Daniel would be blind.

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