05.03.2010

Three-year-old boy to get laser eye surgery

Three-year-old boy to get laser eye surgery

By Alexa Kaczka

A boy in the Sunderland region with a rare eye condition is to undergo laser treatment in order to prevent any further damage to his sight, contact lens wearers have learned.

The condition was spotted when three-year-old Harry Richardson"s mother Lynsey Baxter spotted a white shadow on his right eye in a photograph, the Shields Gazette reported.

"Harry is going to be put under anaesthetic to have laser treatment at Sunderland Eye Infirmary, to try and prevent a leakage behind the eye," she explained to the paper.

She revealed that there is a danger the retina might detach from her son"s eye if the doctors do not stop the leakage.

Ms Baxter has now set up an online campaign to warn other parents to look out for possible eye problems in children.

Last month, it emerged that Paul O"Connell, an Irish rugby player, had joined forces with laser eye specialist Ultralase to become its new ambassador in Ireland.

by Alexa Kaczka


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