Her Baby Suffers From A Rare Eye Disorder, But Today Baby Leo Gets To See Mom For The First Time

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The Parents Of Baby Leopold Were Recently Given Bad News, They Were Told Their Baby Had A Rare Genetic Condition And Could Not See.

Baby Leopold was diagnosed with a rare disorder called Oculocutaneous Albinism. Oculocutaneous Albinism is caused by a mutated gene that causes hypopigmentation of the skin and hair plus ocular changes. It effects the eyes by reducing iris pigmentation and transparency and also reduces retinal pigment. In effected persons like Leopold it reduces visual acuity and reduces stereoscopic vision.

Thankfully young Leo’s vision was improved greatly with the help of a custom pair of glasses. The glasses were made specially for Leopold. They feature soft rubberized frames and a band to keep the glasses secured to his head.

Because Of These Special Glasses Baby Leopold Will Be Seeing His Mother’s Beautiful Face For The First Time.

The look on Leopold’s face says everything! You can see his eyes go from what look like dimly lit light bulbs, to spot lights of love and happiness! There is no cure for Oculocutaneous Albinism, but thankfully modern medicine has advanced enough to greatly improve most of the conditions caused by the mutated gene.

These Two Images Show A Healthy Retina To The Left And Then A Retina Effected By Oculocutaneous Albinism To The Right.

Oculocutaneous Albinism

 

 

 

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