6.5 million Americans over age 65 have a severe visual impairment. Martha Burger might have been one of them. Fortunately, she saw an eye doctor regularly and he caught a problem Martha hadn’t even noticed – one that threatened her eyesight.
It’s not unusual for a child to struggle from time to time in school, but one Oklahoma mom noticed her 11-year-old’s grades had suddenly taken a tailspin and the struggle was not with intellect or ability to learn. It turns out Jonathan couldn’t see the lessons being taught.
Treatment and research currently underway at The Children’s Heart Center are bringing patients from across Oklahoma and the United States to The Children’s Hospital at OU Medical Center, one of the only hospitals in the country offering clinical trials and treatments for patients with a rare congenital heart defect.