Facial palsy is a rare clinical condition resulting in loss of the ability to blink and smile with profound negative impact on quality-of-life. When facial palsy occurs together with loss of sensation to the cornea, rapid blindness ensues secondary to a condition known as neurotrophic keratopathy. I am a reconstructive surgeon and scientist running to raise funds towards research at Mass Eye & Ear into cutting-edge treatments for these devastating conditions.
Mass Eye and Ear clinicians and scientists are driven by a mission to find cures for blindness, deafness and diseases of the head and neck. Each year, 300,000 people—adults and children—from 80 countries seek care at Mass. Eye and Ear and 20,000 of them undergo life-changing surgery.
Mass. Eye and Ear is home to the world's largest vision and hearing research centers, offering hope and healing to patients everywhere through discovery and innovation. As a Harvard Medical School teaching hospital, Mass. Eye and Ear trains future medical leaders in ophthalmology and otolaryngology through our highly competitive residency and fellowship programs.
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