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A mother who was blind for 15 years regains sight after discovering misdiagnosis

A mother who hadn't seen her children's faces for over a decade has gained her sight back after a simple procedure.

A mother who hadn’t seen her children’s faces for over a decade has gained her sight back after a simple procedure.

Connie Parke, from Aurora, Colorado, USA was misdiagnosed with glaucoma after which she gradually lost her vision. She recently discovered that she had a cataract and underwent surgery to regain vision after being blind for 15 years.  

She soon became blind and had no idea what her adult daughter looked like – or her eldest grandchild, who she last saw when they were just three weeks old. However, the 59-year-old had been misdiagnosed – she actually had cataracts, a common vision issue in adults that can often be easily removed, according to the Mirror.

After being sent for an operation, the mom now has 20/20 vision in both eyes – and was able to see her family for the first time in 15 years. Emotional Connie has spoken about how it felt when surgery finally restored her vision last year after an ophthalmologist diagnosed cataracts.

“People need to get rechecked because I was blind for 15 years probably for no reason. They’ve been doing cataract surgeries for years,” she said.

 

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