Legally Blind And Thriving At Gymnastics: Texas Children’s Patient Defies The Odds

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It’s not uncommon for people to associate glaucoma with adults or seniors, but it’s important to remember that children get glaucoma too. Glaucoma is a group of eye diseases characterized by damage to the optic nerve and is one of the leading causes of blindness. Childhood glaucoma is relatively rare, occurring in the general population at a rate of approximately 1 in 10,000 births and is typically found within the first year of life. At Texas Children’s Hospital we see approximately 60 patients a year with childhood glaucoma. One of those patients is Adrianna Kenebrew. Full Entry »

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Don’t Risk Your Sight: Think Twice Before Purchasing Decorative Lenses

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Halloween is one of the best times of the year. Friends and families get together for costume parties, fall festivals, and trick-or-treating. Everyone’s goal is to have the costume that will be remembered for years to come, but is it worth risking the capability of sight? Full Entry »

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Questions Doctors Wish Patient Families Would Ask

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As a pediatrician for more than 27 years, I’ve received countless questions from parents who are concerned about a health issue their child is experiencing. Each inquiry is important, but there are a few questions my colleagues and I wish our patient families would ask more often. Full Entry »

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Video: A Bright Healthy Future For Children

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Texas Children’s Hospital is ranked as one of the nation’s top children’s hospitals by U.S. News & World Report. As we provide care for more than 40 pediatric subspecialties, and employ more than 75 surgeons, it is our mission to create a healthier future for children and women throughout our global community by leading in patient care, education and research. Each year we have invested more than $60,000,000 in research initiatives so that our mission can be successful around the globe.

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The Dangers Of A Small Battery

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Our family of seven recently made the long relocation from Lubbock to Humble. As many people know, moving in and of itself is a stressful time with many tasks and unexpected hiccups along the way, but we never expected a trip to the hospital would be one of them. Full Entry »

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