Always quick with a joke or a smile, Josh Severson has always known how to make people happy. His parents were overjoyed with his arrival, but grew concerned when they saw he was born with a birth defect, 2 clubbed feet. “I was high-risk so my entire pregnancy was monitored closely, yet no-one detected anything […]
When I read about the work that Dr. Richard Hertle did for the children with vision problems in India, it hit home to me how fortunate we are to have him caring for my son Hunter’s eyesight. This access to excellent care in our backyard is the small miracle.
Akron Children’s Hospital has been awarded a 5-year, $467,000 grant to study the optimal treatment for children with convergence insufficiency and attention-reading disability, a common combination of vision disorders.
After 5 years of trying to get pregnant, the birth of a beautiful girl last April was especially sweet for Nina and Steve. The first grandchild on both sides of their families, Ava quickly became a star. When she turned 3 months old, her attentive parents began to notice a difference in her gaze. They knew the way her eyes tended to dart quickly back and forth wasn’t typical.
More accurately known as infantile nystagmus, the “wiggling” or “dancing” eyes associated with this condition can make it difficult for a child to track moving objects or read the text on a page.
Kaela Keller should be filling out applications for college, learning how to drive, practicing sprints with the Garaway High School Track team and looking for a fun part-time job. Instead, the 17 year old from Dover has put many of those plans on hold as she undergoes chemotherapy to fight spine and brain tumors at Akron Children’s Hospital.