My biggest fear is Alicia will die before science catches up. I believe science is catching up.
I also pray she will one day also be able to see again.
UCSD received a donation of $50 million to the Shiley Eye Institute from Andrew Viterbi to restore patients vision to even people who are completely blind.
"Dr Robert Weinreb, head of the Shiley Eye Institute, said it's not too crazy to think that Viterbi's gift could play a significant role in helping find the path forward for successful transplanting the stem cell-derived optic nerve and retina cells that UCSD researchers are already able to grow in the lab.”