Pediatric Cataract Service Patient Stories

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Rescuing Katie's Vision

KatieMany people do not realize that a young child, even a newborn, can have cataracts, a condition more commonly associated with older people. Rob Baum knew because he had them back in 1966 when he was a toddler.
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Enabling Allie to See Again

AllieDuring her first year of life, Allie DeFrancisco's vision seemed perfect. But by the time she was 15 months old, she developed cataracts, a clouding of the eyes' lenses that affects less than one percent of all children.
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