Helping those who can't see | August 5, 2011 | Pleasanton Weekly | |

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Column - August 5, 2011

Helping those who can't see

by Jeb Bing

It happened in a split second but when Morgan Watkins' younger brother ran smack into a tree during a family camping trip, life changed for both teenagers. Their parents, who had been off hiking at the time, wondered why their son hadn't seen the tree and decided to take him to a Stanford eye clinic. After the exam, the ophthalmologist asked to check Morgan's eyes, too, confirming his diagnosis that both boys were suffering from retinal sytosis, a genetic disorder passed down to males with no known medical procedure to prevent its progression toward eventual blindness.

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