Corneal Transplant Saves Eyesight of Baby Girl With Peter’s Anomaly
October 26, 2011
Earlier this month, Texas Childrens’ Hospital reported the case of Georgia Kate, a baby girl who was born blind due to Peter’s Anomaly, a rare disease that clouded her eyes.
Dr. Bowes Hamill performed a corneal transplant on Georgia Kate when she was 9 days old, and now she can see.
Doctors discussing the case stressed that in such circumstances, it is critical to perform the transplant surgery as early as possible – before the baby’s eyes and brain start forming neural connections.
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