Stories about: ophthalmology

A 3-year-old’s love for his mother: ‘We do all the fun stuff together’

Boy with amblyopia and sister and mother
Photo credit: Jill DiChiara Photography 

Our son, Jack, was diagnosed with amblyopia at 18-months-old. Now he’s 3 and a very busy big brother to Lyla. We are so thankful his condition was detected early, helping Dr. Bharti Gangwani, an ophthalmologist at Boston Children’s Hospital, improve his vision quickly. Jack’s world is so much clearer now.

This Mother’s Day, I asked Jack a few questions about my wife, Erin — his “mumma.”

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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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