Tuesday – 8/30/11

Quote of the Week   —   Posted on August 30, 2011

“I used to think miracles were stories in the Bible, but they are real. One happened to me.”

Mercy Muzmara

Mercy Muzmara of Zambia, a 35-year-old mother of three, who is no longer blind after miraculous cutting-edge surgery in Boston restored her eyesight, allowing her to see her children for the first time in three years.  Muzmara, a preschool teacher and a recent widow, lost her sight after a severe reaction to an antibiotic fused her eyelids to her eyeballs. After doctors in Zambia told her there was no hope, a U.S. physician there put her in touch with Massachusettes Eye and Ear.  Now, thanks to the button-sized, plastic artificial cornea inserted into her left eye, which extends from her inner eye out past her eyelid, Muzmara can finally see again.

Watch a video from The Boston Herald:

(Read the story at bostonherald.com/news/regional/view/2011_0822blind_mother_seeing_anew_thanks_to_hub_miracle_hub)

(Read about the doctor who developed the artificial cornea that has made it possible for Mrs. Muzmara to see again at