During an examination, pediatrician Dr. Martina John notices that the girl in front her keeps blinking. Something seems to be wrong with her eyes, and so the doctor sends the twelve-year-old girl over to the eye clinic.
The findings are alarming: The vision of the right eye is at 10%, the vision of her left eye at 30%. The diagnosis: Congenital cataracts, present for many years.
Our eye doctors know there is no time to lose. During the three-hour surgery with general anesthesia, Dr. Buck removes the two defective lenses and inserts artificial lenses. Only four days after the surgery, Jenny’s eyesight is at 50% and further recovery seems likely.
We are all extremely happy about these positive results, especially since congenital cataracts are normally only operable until 12 years of age.
This time, when Jenny will get on her horse for her two-hour-long ride home, she will be able to properly see the beauty of her surroundings again.