03.06.2011

Blind triplet "may have sight saved"

Blind triplet "may have sight saved"

By Alexa Kaczka

A boy who was born blind may soon be able to see as money is being raised for him to have a pioneering operation.

Hunter Hall, 13, is one of a set of triplets but suffers from an extremely rare eye disorder which hampers his everyday life, KMBC.com reports.

However, a charity event taking place this weekend may be able to raise the funds needed for him to undergo treatment, with people taking part in the Vision Walk on the Plaza in Kansas all raising money and awareness of the condition.

Hunter himself will participate in the walk and his sister Haley told the website that at the moment he relies on touch and memory to get around: "Through the years he's lived here he has memorised the sidewalk so he knows where the blue house is."

Meanwhile, new, innovative forms of treatment for blind people are now a possibility following research into spatial awareness, according to Thomas Wolbers, from the University of Edinburgh's Centre for Cognitive and Neural Systems.

by Alexa Kaczka


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