This is 15 year old Juan Carlos form Cuenca. He had his right eye removed when he was very young due to congenital glaucoma.
Recently it was causing him pain to use his prosthetic eye.
Dra Elizabeth Pacheco of Hospital del Rio discovered the previous lining that was placed in his eye to enable him to use the prosthetic had degraded and become infected and the stitches were causing pain.
This past week Dra Elizabeth repaired Juan Carlos' eye socket, replacing the old membrane. The surgery went very well and Juan Carlos will be able to once again use the prosthetic eye for a more normal look. The prosthesis also keeps his facial features correctly aligned.
Thanks to Dra Pacheco for donating her services, to Hospital del Rio for their generous discount and to our donors who enable us to help these children.