Hi-tech scanner to help little Amira
Fri 28 Oct. 2016
A top piece of diagnostic technology will allow a tiny "princess" to get more accurate medical treatment for her vision impairment.
Wheelchair-bound Amira Said, 4, is one of scores of children benefiting from the piece of medical technology bought by Auckland's Starship Hospital, a first in Australasia.
Amira, Arabic for princess, was born with global development delay and small eyes, a medical condition known as microphthalmia.
Underlying Amira's developmental difficulties is 'Trisomy 9 Mosaic, a rare from birth genetic, or chromosome disorder.But since day two of Amira's life, Starship paediatric ophthalmologist Dr Shuan Dai and staff have tried to diagnose exactly what's wrong with Amira's eyes.