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Blind Teenager Regains Eye Sight

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So touching!

High school student Sean Belahovick lost his vision because of a condition known as keratoconus, which causes the cornea to bulge out and eye sight to deteriorate.

With both his parents out of work and his family bankrupt, his father made a desperate effort to reach out to ophthalmologists to correct his son's vision and save his future.

Thanks to one generous eye surgeon and a revolutionary procedure, Sean got his eye sight and his life back.

Check out the video above for the full story which proves there is ALWAYS hope out there for anyone struggling to overcome an obstacle preventing them from living life to the fullest.

We must warn you though. After watching this video, your vision may be temporarily blurred by the tears of joy filling your eyes!

Congratulations on regaining your vision, Sean! We wish you the best of luck in what ever future endeavors you decide to embark upon!

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16 comments to “Blind Teenager Regains Eye Sight”



  1. 1

    This is a cool story. Thanks for posting.



  2. 2

    that is a generous surgeon, do you know how strict some insurers are with new policyholder? you better be good looking



  3. 3

    I have this eye disease! It doesn't cause blindness at all if treated (in fact I just wear glasses for the next few years) so it's nice to see him getting it sorted.



  4. 4

    Its great to see a doctor become famous for actually doing something good!



  5. 5

    How is this celebrity gossip, ass face? I hear your hits are going down; can we hope for your epic fail soon? Your 15 minutes need to end pronto.



  6. 6

    God bless him & the surgeon. I hope he has nothing but excellent health from now on. What a wonderful surgeon to do this and help the young man.



  7. 7

    this makes me happy. thanks for posting. Re: La Garse – yea it is a celebrity gossip site, but how can the spreading of positivity ever be bad?



  8. 8

    I can't have lasik because they said I was suspect kerataconus. I can see fine with glasses though. I do have a friend whose eyesight has deteriorated bad because of this. He was able to afford one eye to be worked on so he can see a little, but the other eye is shot. So nice to see a surgeon do both for this kid.

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    9

    Wow. Someone did the right thing. This is how things should be done in the world.



  10. 10

    Of course he can remain in school whatever his acuity. We have students with that
    diagnosis, and poorer vision in school. These students learn how to accommodate
    to whatever his needs are. In every school district there are teachers for the
    visually impaired trained to deal with students such as this.



  11. 11

    Thanks so much for posting this. My brother had the same condition & was fortunate enough to have cornea transplants on both eyes about 4 years ago. Thanks to an awesome surgeon, he now has better vision than he's ever had in his life :)



  12. 12

    I'm happy he got his vision back, but just because you are blind doesn't mean you can't go to school or work. Think about the strides Helen Keller took to be able to read right and teach others how to get by with a disability. Many handicapped people live full lives. I feel like the dropping out of school part and not being able to work was added to beef up the sympathy factor.



  13. 13

    Dr BBW is a just another Beverly Hills fame-hungry media-attention-loving hack. Of course he gave these deadbeats free C3R



  14. 14

    Ugh, comment posted before my msg was finished…

    Anyway I was a patient of Dr BBW's in 2010 with a chronic case of keratoconus and the doc said at the time that this very C3R treatment shown in the news story would not be of any benefit because my disease was so advanced that it would be useless to do it (and I was not "blind" like the kid said he was in the story) … so it should be OBVIOUSLY that this "blind kid" was clearly not a truly chronic case otherwise he would have not been a candidate for such a superficial treatment … if his vision was truly as bad as it was portrayed in the news piece then Dr BBW should have given him free corneal transplants and not just some hokey UV eyedrops … but I am sure even good publicity is not worth the actual cost of giving away free corneas to a deadbeat family.

    When I was his patient he prescribed a series of OTHER very expensive treatments and surgeries totalling well over 50K not including the cost of travelling from abroad to see him every few weeks for treatment. He is a hack, his riboflavin treatment is not FDA approved for what he claims it does, and you can get the very ancient Intacs/Ferrara alternatives done a lot more effectively and less expensively at just about any place outside the 90210.



  15. 15

    To top it all off, I would have still needed to wear contact lenses post 50K surgery (and the doc has his very own in-house optometrist conveniently located within his Roxbury office who charges 2k office visits and 1k+ price tags per sceral lens). There is a reason he boasts so many celebrity clients, because they are stupid and can dispose of money without blinking an eye.

    Real people should go elsewhere.

    He is also a major cyber shark, every and any search engine query about keratoconus or Intacs and the like all lead directly to very misleading websites that claim to "CURE YOUR KC" all of these fake sites are owned by Dr BBW and are a ruse to lure KC sufferes into his practice.

    SCAM SCAM SCAM



  16. 16

    this story is very touching, and what perez said was actually very sweet. why do people have to ruin a great story with their awful comments? it's complete nonsense.