Posted by newellbowl on 4/27/2005 at 12:29 PM
I have two boys ages 10,12 they both want to play flag football is there other parents that have let there kids play sports and if so which ones. Has anyone experienced a hemorage of the eye and what did you do. Is there a foundation for J retino schisis. have there been any breaktroughs on the disease. What kind of things are good to know from some of you parents that have raised kids with this disease.
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Re:juvenile retinoschisisPosted by AFBInfo Center on 4/29/2005 at 2:42 PM
You might find the following parent groups helpful:
National Association for Parents of Children with Visual Impairments (NAPVI)
• Membership Organization - Consumer
• National Organization
P.O. Box 317
Watertown, MA 02471
Phone #1: (617) 972-7441 (Local)
Phone #2: (617) 972-7444 (Fax)
Phone #3: (800) 562-6265 (Toll-Free)
National Federation of the Blind (NFB)
National Organization for the Parents of Blind Children
1800 Johnson Street
Baltimore, MD 21230-4998
Phone : (410) 659-9314 (Local)
Phone #2: (410) 685-5653 (Fax)
There is a website that links you to some sources of information/research on Juvenile retinoschisie
Hope this helps
Re:juvenile retinoschisisPosted by athenaroumelis on 5/13/2005 at 5:20 PM
My parents never let me play "regular" sports. :^(. They always had me sit on the sidelines and listen or be the scorekeeper which was really, really, really boring. Let your kids play sports! Trust me, it's worth it. I missed out. Don't make the same mistake my parents made.
Re: juvenile retinoschisisPosted by shanepac on 5/16/2012 at 9:03 AM
I have an 11 yr. old son with JXLR. His first doctor told us he should not play sports, but his second doctor told us that we should not hold him back from doing the things he loves because of what COULD happen. The same things could happen playing at recess or in the back yard. What kind of life is it, if you never do anything you love.
On another note, we found a doctor in Houston, TX who had two young patients 20 yrs ago with this disease. He performed surgery (vitrectomy & membrane peel) on them back then and they are doing well today. He suggested this surgery for my son, since he is losing his central vision. It seems to be working and the schisis cavities are collapsing. We will just have to wait and see.
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