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Woman Sees Grandchildren for First Time

Fran Laver

A Sydney woman sees grandchildren for the first time and regains here sight for the first time in nearly five decades after receiving rare eye surgery.

According to 9News, grandmother Fran Laver lost her sight over two years in her 20s after contracting Stevens-Johnson syndrome, an immune hypersensitivity disorder.

“The worst thing about having limited sight is the isolation,” Ms Laver told 9NEWS.

“You tend to not socialise as much.”

Thanks to the doctors at the Sydney Eye Hospital, Ms Laver’s sight was returned with a ‘Boston Kerato Prosthesis’ operation, a rare and expensive procedure.

The procedure required Ms Laver’s corneas be replaced. It was described as a “miracle” by one of the doctors who worked on her, Dr Mark Gorbatov.

“Now, she can make out images and see faces and read large print,” he said.

“It’s absolutely miraculous, really.”

After all these years, she can can finally see her grandchildren: “I want to be able to read books to my grandchildren, more than anything,” Ms Laver said.

“(It’s an) incredible Mother’s Day present,” said Ms Laver.

“It’s the best present of all.”

Seeing your Grandchildren for the first time must be wonderful.

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