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Noninvasive Procedure Used to Treat Boy With Degenerative Eye Disease

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A 12-year-old boy underwent an alternative procedure in Beverly Hills on Thursday to correct a degenerative eye disease.

Jake Anstett said he developed keratoconus several years ago and his father was told Jake would eventually need a cornea transplant.

However, Dr. Brian Boxer Wachler suggested another, noninvasive, procedure to help Jake.

“Through a treatment of vitamin applications and light, it only takes half an hour and it’s a one day recovery,” Wachler said.

The same procedure was used on gold medal winning Olympic bobsled driver Steven Holcomb.

Courtney Friel reports from Beverly Hills for the KTLA 5 News at 1 on March 20, 2014.