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.

Click here to read more.

 

 



Comments

Jump down to form below to submit your own comments

Trackback URL
http://eyedocnews.com/006216-corneal-transplants-saves-eyesight-of-baby-girl-with-peter%e2%80%99s-anomaly/trackback/

Have insights to contribute? Please submit your comment below