I have many interests, but lately I’ve been a cheerleader for advanced research in ophthalmology, particularly with retinal detachments. Stickler’s Syndrome is a genetic disorder that can wreak havoc with bones, connective tissue, breathing and swallowing, hearing, and vision. Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia is doing some outstanding work in retinal research, and is working on the Argus II, an initiative that is looking to create the first practical bionic eye. This research could help those with Stickler’s regain their eyesight due to the disorder. Sure, it borders on sci-fi, but the knowledge and technology exists to make it so.
As this website grows, please look at my links for contributing and raising money to continue this research.