My name is Tam. I’m from Sydney, Australia. During Christmas 2016, my six year old son, Aiden, was admitted to hospital because he was complaining about severe difficulties with his eyesight - he literally was only able to see hand movements with one eye, with only slightly better vision in the other eye. Following a week of examinations, he was diagnosed with severe bilateral optic neuritis. Unfortunately, after several months’ therapy his vision did not improve. As you might understand, his permanent vision loss, and revealed sustained optic atrophy, has been a devastating experience for our family.
We were looking for a new therapy to restore Aiden’s eyesight, and found information on the internet about the Restore Vision Clinic, in Berlin Germany, headed by Dr. Fedorov. We also saw a film about him on YouTube. I had so much belief in that video – it gave us hope and actually made me cry, I was so emotional. I was convinced that this was the treatment for Aiden.
We spent several weeks corresponding with the Restore Vision Clinic before Aiden was qualified for treatment. In June 2017, he received two weeks’ therapy. Since returning from Germany, Aiden’s vision has definitely improved a lot. He has gained a lot of confidence with his surroundings, whether it’s day or night. Before, he was very afraid during our nighttime outings. He is now scootering to school most days unassisted; something he hadn’t done since his illness. He goes to movies, plays arcade games, and uses his iPad and computer. He can now throw and catch a Frisbee, with slight difficulty. He trips less and maneuvers stairs a lot easier now. He recently came third in a race against his peers. Six months after treatment at the Restore Vision Clinic, Aiden was able to get back on his beloved scooter. It is a fantastic outcome. We've also recently installed a pool and he's now able to dive down and see well enough to collect coins.
It was remarkable journey from Australia to Germany to get treatment for Aiden. We found that Restore Vision Clinic is state-of-the-art. I would recommend to any parents to bring their child for this treatment. The team here has been fantastic, very caring even before we did the initial consultation. There was a lot of attention to ensure that both sides had the right information before we were able to progress. They care about the patient and it’s been a wonderful experience here.