Setting sight on surgery

Jim Day
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P.E.I. man hopes to regain vision through treatment in Boston

Derek Morrison, right, says watching his brother Paul go the past six years without eye sight "pulls at your heart strings''. Surgery in Boston next month, though, may restore Paul's vision.

PROSE treatment

Here is a look at the PROSE treatment Paul Morrison will undergo at the Boston Foundation for Sight in hopes of restoring his sight.

• Treatment takes about four to 12 days to complete with patients typically spending seven to eight hours at the clinic.

• Patients are encouraged to bring a family member (Morrison’s mother, Marion, is making the trip).

• The treatment process includes designing, fabricating and fitting multiple trial devices, each step followed by a wearing session, in order to achieve the best fit possible.

• The treatment process also includes at least three training sessions in the care of prosthetic devices.



Organizations: Boston Foundation for Sight

Geographic location: Boston, Pleasant Grove, Canada

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  • gail metcalfe
    October 16, 2012 - 20:26

    Just heard today that after two days in Boston that Paul has sight in both eyes... The best news EVER!

  • sandra stewart
    September 27, 2012 - 08:04

    I hope this surgery works for you Paul. You were always a great person and a wonderful friend. Good Luck to you. And going to Boston, to boot.

  • Melanie Bryanton-Perrin
    September 26, 2012 - 08:03

    Praying for you Paul. Best of luck!

  • Melanie Bryanton-Perrin
    September 26, 2012 - 07:08

    Praying for you Paul. Best of luck!

  • Bernie Lamphier
    September 25, 2012 - 23:00

    Dear Paul, All the best with your surgery!!!!! Danny and I will be looking forward to seeing you come up the Friston Road on your bike!!!!! You are in our prayers!!!!

  • derek
    September 25, 2012 - 21:17

    Life puts you through some unbelievable's wether you rise to challenge that matters! Thanks for all the kind words.

  • Barbara Rogers
    September 25, 2012 - 18:44

    Wishing you all the best with your surgery and in your future. You will be on your bike off to the beach in no time!

  • Jerry
    September 25, 2012 - 15:35

    Wishing you all the luck in the world Paul!!!!!

  • Stacey
    September 25, 2012 - 13:52

    Wishing you lots of luck Paul :)

  • Crystal Cooper Jackson
    September 25, 2012 - 12:54

    Best of luck to you Paul. Hope all goes as planned for you xx

  • don
    September 25, 2012 - 10:29

    best of luck.

    • Gary
      September 25, 2012 - 12:12

      All the best Paul, good luck

    • Kenna
      September 25, 2012 - 12:41

      I wish you the best of luck ..miracles are happening everyday around us YET....We tend to miss them happening because we get TOO busy somehow ! I hope someone snaps a picture of you when you see the oceanside .(but with that said ....your choice of hockey teams is a bit SAD ....LOL.JOKING )