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Discovering PFV: Olivia Penton’s Story

“Can you take one more look at her eye; it really looks small and cloudy to me…” I’d been saying these words since the day Olivia came home for the first time. I had a relatively healthy pregnancy, no complications during delivery, and she was a healthy baby with a beautiful head of dark brown hair. Every time ...

Olivia Reese: Day of surgery

The day we had been waiting for was finally here! Today was the day Olivia would have her retina re-attached and the stalk caused by her PFV would be clipped. The doctor would also check to see how big Olivia’s cataract was in order to determine whether to remove it during this procedure or to wait and do that at a later ...

Katia Sanchez

Katia’s Journey

Our sweet girl was born on October 26, 2017 at 1:14PM. She was sassy, loud and very healthy, we named her Katia Zoe.   At around 4 months of age I started to notice that Katia’s right eye would not focus as well as her left eye. I know someone is always telling us to not compare to other kids, but you can’t help ...

Oliver’s PFV Journey Continues

Though we planned to end the procedures, there was one more surgery the following March, at 8 months old, to swap the oil out for a gas bubble as there was a small amount of leakage occurring.  We had thought we were done – the road is full of surprises! But he did well, though recovery was a bit harder on him this time, ...

What Did I Do Wrong: Liz’s Story

What did I do wrong? This was one of the first questions that came to mind when I found out Eli had PFV. I guess it stemmed from the Ophthalmologist asking my how my pregnancy was and if I had any health concerns during my pregnancy. I didn’t, well nothing substantial, but it still made me think what did I do to cause ...

Discovering PFV: Eli’s Story

Eli was born on 23rd January 2017, he was 1 week early which was fantastic as I was over the heat that the Australia summer was throwing at me! He needed breathing assistance after birth as he had managed to wrap himself up in his cord during delivery; this meant he had to spend 4 hours in the special care nursery for ...

Discovering Olivia’s PFV

Olivia was born 9 days before her due date, in early November. Every parent prepares for his or her new baby to arrive. We made sure the nursery was decorated with pooh bear everywhere, that her crib was built (even though we knew she wouldn’t actually be in the crib for a while) and our house was as baby proofed as ...