My son was born three months premature and now he is 36 years old. He had ROP and suffered a partially detached retina and lost most of his vision in that eye. It was never repaired because we were told it was not detected soon enough. Are there any advancements in treatment where his retina could be repaired and some of his vision restored?
Science is evolving rapidly and a lot of research is directed toward restoring vision in people with retinal problems. Unfortunately, there is no proven treatment for restoring immature retinas, though retinal transplants are being tried for people with other retinal diseases. Also, animal studies on the implantation of photoreceptor chips are in progress. Some human trials have also been done. A few years down the line we can expect baby steps in terms of this. At the moment low vision aids form the crux of treatment. But be optimistic and we can expect good outcomes in a few years to come. Thank you.
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