Pioneering eye op for schoolboy

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BBC News Channel 15/05/2009

Pioneering eye op for schoolboy

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Mr Mohammed Muhtaseb

A boy whose sight had deteriorated so badly he could no longer play rugby is making good progress after undergoing pioneering surgery. The corneas in Daniel Beresford’s eyes changed shape due to a degenerative disorder known as Keratoconus.

The 11-year-old from Sketty in Swansea has had special implants inserted by eye expert Mohammed Muhtaseb at the city’s Singleton Hospital. He said the case had interested eye surgeons around the world. Daniel’s father Richard said when his son first started developing problems with his eyes about three years ago it was initially put down to some bad bouts of hayfever. But a visit to a local opticians found that the problem was far worse and the pain he was suffering was having a big impact on his life day-to-day.

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