"A new vision: Newborn baby with rare eye disease has successful cataracts surgery" - Jordan Rencher
After Mia Alvarez was born in March, she was diagnosed with cataracts in each of her eyes, a setback that needed to be addressed immediately if the little girl was to have any chance of living a normal life. “Once you diagnose cataracts in a baby the clock starts ticking,” said Dr. Douglas Fredrick, chief of pediatric ophthalmology for the Mount Sinai Health System. And, if having a baby who needs surgery wasn’t enough, Mia was vulnerable at the height of the pandemic when New York City was leading the country in coronavirus cases. But the parents’ persistence has paid off. Mia’s vision has continued to improve.