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Need help.. info on optic nerve repair

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • May 12, 2009
  • 02:16 PM

Hi. I have a son who is now 22 years old and blind. He became blind due to a cyst on his brain from a tumor that was on his brain when he was 11 years old. He is completely blind in one eye and legally blind in another. The doctors said at the time if any vision was to come back it would have been within six months, it is now over 10 years later and nothing has changed. I have been doing some searching on the internet for a doctor that he could go see. I am looking for a doctor that could possibly help with the repair of his optic nerve. In 2005 I found some information on regeneration of the optic nerve through Schepens Eye Research Institute. I emailed them then and received no response. I have emailed them again. I know there is something out there that can help him see again, I just don't know where to find the resources for him. He is a young and healthy man and is soon graduating from college. He would like his eye sight back and his life back. Any help would be very much appreciated.

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