Optic Nerve Regeneration Research
suddenly losing your sight .
This happened to me, Carl Anthony Davies.
I was born in 1939 in Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, England. I graduated in Chemical Engineering from the University of Birmingham in 1961, and my wife, Janet, and I have lived in Houston, Texas since 1977.
Business and interests:
In June, 2001, at the age of 62 and at the peak of a new, international career as a technical and financial consultant, I suddenly experienced vision problems and was diagnosed as suffering from ischemic optic neuropathy (ION), which left me visually impaired. Since then, my activities have been seriously restricted. After conducting extensive medical tests, my doctors told me that my eye condition was permanent. However, during an extensive investigation of my medical problem, I discovered that there are numerous research groups around the world that are attempting to regenerate the optic nerve in humans. My personal experience with visual impairment has driven me to try and find a solution for my problem and those of the millions of others who suffer eye diseases. I have decided to spend the next five years raising funds in an attempt to accelerate the research into optic nerve regeneration.
In May of 2004, Janet and I visited London on business. We have been extremely fortunate in that all of our business contacts and friends have continued to work with us in spite of my visual impairment and we continue to lead a very active and interesting life.
Children's Hospital - Dr. Larry Benowitz has a new website - http://www.childrenshospital.org/research/benowitzlab/
Updated October 30, 2009
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