Cataract Surgery Restored Teen’s Eyesight

Categories: Medical Center News, Partners in Caring
Fatima Briley is only 15 years old, but when she came to Connecticut Children’s, she had a condition usually associated with the elderly: cataracts. In fact, her cataracts were so dense, she was functionally blind. Connecticut Children’s was able to help her, thanks to Paul Rychwalski, MD, his ophthalmic surgical team and a state-of-the-art machine. …

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Cancer Researchers on the Edge of Discovery

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When Connecticut Children’s patient Ian Brackett was 19, he began having severe headaches, intense and persistent enough that his doctor sent him to get a CT scan. The results of that scan were any parent’s nightmare: “They saw three black masses in my skull,” Ian says. It turned out that those masses were germ-cell tumors …

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Growing New Organs in the Lab

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seeded lung bioreactor
As a researcher and Connecticut Children’s Surgeon-in-Chief, Christine Finck, MD, is doing something that might seem impossible: She is growing new organs in the laboratory. Using genetic manipulation and 3-D printing, she has so far succeeded in growing esophageal and lung tissue, but the technology has the potential to eventually produce any organ, including brain …

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Bringing the Best Pediatric Healthcare to Fairfield County

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Connecticut Children’s is growing by leaps and bounds, and one of the biggest leaps is into Fairfield County. Despite Fairfield County being the most populous part of the state, Connecticut Children’s has had, until now, only a minor presence there. That’s all changing this year, as we open a new pediatric specialty care center in …

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Life-Changing Infusion Treatment in Wonderland

Categories: Medical Center News, Patient Families
Chloe Lang is not your average young woman. When she was 10, Chloe was the lead character on the wildly popular children’s television show “LazyTown.” The show, which was filmed in Iceland and shown around the world, revolved around Chloe’s character, Stephanie, who comes to live with her uncle in LazyTown and spends her time …

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