Pamela has been living with keratoconus for over 20 years and was devastated when she learned that two of her sons were also affected by the condition. At the time of Pamela’s diagnosis, the only available treatment option was a corneal transplant. After experiencing the transplant firsthand, she did not want her sons, Angelo and Michael, to go through the same treatment and recovery that she had.
WCVB recently highlighted the family’s journey with keratoconus, including Michael and Angelo’s decision to receive FDA-approved corneal cross-linking, a treatment that was not available when their mom was navigating her treatment options. To learn more about cross-linking and this family’s keratoconus journey, watch or read the full story.