When Jessica was first born the hospital discovered that she had Cataract in her right eye with very minimal vision, we were so worried and scared of the unknown and what it meant for her lifestyle but Manchester eye hospital have helped us tremendously all the way and without their help and support both with Jessica and our family we wouldn't have got to where we are today.
After having the cataract removed at 6 weeks old she started wearing a contact lense - which trying to put a lense in a 6 week old baby's eye everyday is pretty difficult - but with the support of Manchester eye hospital we did it. Unfortunately Jessica developed glaucoma not long after her cataract was removed and had to have another three surgeries to stretch the drainage channel in her eye which was thankfully successful and is now under control.
Since being 8 weeks old she as had to wear an eye patch every day on her good eye to improve the vision in the eye that had cataract - again eye patching is an ongoing struggle especially throughout toddler years but with MEH support we got there and still are.
Her latest operation of squint surgery as also been a huge success and we have still got a couple of years to go - eye patching, contact lenses, eye drops but when you have the help and support from great doctors and staff you know it will be worth it.
So thank you Manchester Eye Hospital we are doing this 10k run for you to help towards all the tremendous research and equipment you need to improve peoples vision.
Please help us by donating as much/little as you can
Thank you!! its hugely appreciated. Xx