"If it is only possible to give my own eye, I will do it" - A Mother of an Artificial Eye user from the Philippines
This is a story of a mother of a child who uses an Artificial Eye from the Philippines, who has a case called Anophthalmia, which is the absence of the Eyeball. It is usually a congenital condition where a child does not develop an Eyeball, in contrast to the Condition Microphthalmia, which is an Underdeveloped eyeball.
The thing that I loved about the story is that it shows us how God would test our faith in him, and how He would use, as quoted in the Story, His "Instruments" for us to feel that He really exists. In this Story, the Instrument is the Artificial Eye.
"(Paraphrased) Two days after giving birth to my son, he was diagnosed of having a case pf Anapthalmia(Anophthalmia) which is the absence of one eye. It is Congenital.
As a mother, I felt sorry for my son because he had no Left Eye. No words can express my hatred and I always asked God for the reason. "Why my son? Why us?" If it is only possible to give my own eye, I will do it. But then I realized that He has plans for us and only God knows the reason why He gave us this wonderful blessing.
A now we are glad and thank God he used instrument to find solution in the case of our son. And that instrument is no other than Dr. Mark Soliman Paroli. He gave an early treatment and I thank him that he make it possible for my son to have an Eye. Thanks for the Prosthesis. Worth all. It brightens up our day. Self esteem of my son Biel is now secured"
Artificial Eye Stories
This page is dedicated for the stories of patients or their parents about their journey with their Prosthetic Eye.