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.