Jump to content


Artist's vision restored with stranger's gift

california cornea keratoconus donation corrective surgery

  • Please log in to reply
2 replies to this topic

#1 Hum


    totally wAcKed

  • 63,716 posts
  • Joined: 05-October 03
  • Location: Odder Space
  • OS: Windows XP, 7

Posted 11 August 2013 - 16:28

LOS ANGELES -- Thanks to an anonymous donor, a local graphic designer can see again.

A degenerative disorder of the cornea called keratoconus has been slowly robbing David Gama of his vision.

Last week, David and his wife Janelle learned that a compassionate stranger saw his story on FOX 5 and donated the funds to cover the surgery needed to restore his sight.

Dr. Brian Boxer Wachler, the inventor of a breakthrough cornea implant procedure and the only doctor federally-approved to do it, performed the corrective surgery on Friday in California.

In two minimally-invasive procedures inside his operating room, Dr. Wachler reshaped a cornea and then locked that shape in place permanently.

In a matter of minutes, David future's got a whole lot brighter.

"Being able to see, there's really no limits for what I can do," Gama said.

With the successful procedure , Gama now won't have to undergo a much riskier corneal transplant surgery.


#2 Growled


    Neowinian Senior

  • 41,508 posts
  • Joined: 17-December 08
  • Location: USA

Posted 14 August 2013 - 19:36

That was a nice act. I bet it was very expensive.

#3 spacer


    I'm awesome

  • 7,004 posts
  • Joined: 09-November 06
  • Location: Connecticut, USA
  • OS: Windows 7
  • Phone: Nexus 4

Posted 14 August 2013 - 19:40

I feel like this amazing surgery should be getting more press than the random act of kindness. (as awesome as it was)