NATIONAL NEWS - Little Ferdie Potgieter (6) had very limited vision in his right eye and was battling with this complication, until his parents approached PCA for help.
“I did not know that he needed to go for surgery until the occupational therapist at his school suggested he get his eyes tested,” said Ferdie’s mom, Nicky.
Once his eyes were tested, it was discovered that he would need surgery if there was any hope that he would have better vision in the future.
PCA’s Surika van der Merwe said Ferdie went for surgery last week and was recovering well.
“The procedure only took about an hour,” said Van der Merwe.
“He went into theatre just before 08:00 and was done at just before 10:00.”
She added that Ferdie would go for a check-up on Wednesday.
“He needs to go back to the doctors once a week for a month to ensure that everything is healing properly Nicky said they were initially told by an optometrist that there was a 50 per cent chance that Ferdie might not ever be able to see again, but following the operation, it seems he has beaten the odds.
“A big thank you to Louw who greatly assisted us in making this family’s dream come true and to Davis who performed the surgery on Ferdie,” said Van der Merwe.
“We cannot thank you enough for changing this little boy’s life,” she said.