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Intacs procedure provide hope for teenager

Sunday, December 30, 2007

A teenager with a vision impairing disorder of the cornea called keratoconus, has been given new hope with the Intacs procedure. The Intacs procedure involves placing micro-thin plastic inserts into the cornea.

Patrick O'Leary, an 18-year-old American teenager, was suffering from the symptoms of keratoconus which include sensitivity to glare and sunlight. This was starting to adversely affect the teen's performance for the college football team, jeopardising his athletic scholarship at Concordia University in Wisconsin. However, after the donation of the Intacs procedure by a charitable Californian surgeon, Dr. Brian S. Boxer Wachler, the future is looking bright for O'Leary.

Read the article by Eric Pera on The Ledger.

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