Near-blind brothers brought back to sight

Friday, June 14, 2019
Near-blind brothers brought back to sight
These two local brothers got their childhood back after receiving innovative treatment on their eyes.

NEWARK, Del. -- It's easy to see that Anthony and Nicholas Papiro are normal boys. But it wasn't always so easy to see for them.

They were born with Leber Congenital Amaurosis, a condition that gradually decreases eyesight over time. Their eyes could only detail the brightest lights in view, leaving them near-blind.

A treatment was developed at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and has since been used on both boys to significantly improve their vision.

Hear from their family on what it means to them to see childhood in a new light!