Young woman with Cranial Nerve VI Palsy-- the Abducens Nerve. The condition is usually unilateral and causes the inability of the eye to turn outward, resulting in double vision, ie., seeing two images side by side.
Michael May with his wife, and two children. May was blinded in early childhood and as an adult, received stem cell transplant in one eye which has allowed him among other things, to partially see his wife and children for the first time.
Two women at different stages of a Stem Cell clinical trial to treat CNS Lupus.
Man who participated in Stem Cell clinical trial to recover dead cardiac tissue after Myocardial Infarction.
Fingers fuse together afters years of blistering and scar tissue formation, there is no cure for EB, but now there is hope on the horizon-- a stem cell generated skin graft was grown and grafted successfully onto the back of this young man's hand by a team at Stanford. If further trials are successful, whole body grafting may be possible.
Girl by lake with man wearing brain controlled prosthetic arm and bionic hand.
Three men who lost their arms due to various traumatic injuries who were test pilots for an early prototype of the Deka Bionic Arm and Hand.
A woman who particpated in an ealry clincal trial at home with an early prototype of a DARPA funded brain-controlled prosthetic arm and hand
Bolivian boy who had suffered 3rd degree burns over half of his body from an accidental fire at his home being examined by a team of volunteer American plastic surgeons.
Bolivian girl with craniofacial disorder waiting to be examined and diagnosed by volunteer American plastic surgeons.
Boy with congenital craniofacial syndrome encompassing his upper digestive tract. he also suffers blindness due to corneal abrasion because of the inability to blink. he is however, much loved by his family.
JoAnn Lewis, legally blind, and suffering from Retinitis Pigmentosa, was patient 17, in the Argus II Retina Implant Clinical Trial. This bionic eye is actually a miniature electrode plate and wireless receiver that is surgically implanted onto the retina. The user wears a pair of eyeglasses that holds a transmitter and video camera to receive and transmit. During Mrs. Lewis's clinical trial, she was able to see light and contrast, identifying street lights and distinguish trees from sky. The Argus II is now FDA approved for patients with Retinitis Pigmentosa. Though it does not restore normal vision, it can help with the activities of daily life.
A professional woman with her CPAP, continuous positive airway pressure machine, a small portable device uses mild air pressure to keep the airways open. CPAP is used in the ICU and at home for Obstructive Sleep Apnea -- complete or partial obstruction of the upper airway-- a prescribed amount of pressure by CPAP will keep the airway open.
A cardiologist and her patient, a man with Marfans Syndrome. In Marfans, genetic connective tissue disorder, the Aorta, the main vessel that leaves the heart, is enlarged, which can be life threatening. Among, the other most common and readily seen signs and symptoms, these individuals are tall, skinny, with long arms, big hands, and long fingers.
Nurse helping patient, Burn Center, New York Cornell Hospital
In the processs or receiving a Bone Marrow (Stem Cell) Transplant to treat Sickle Cell Anemia, this boy's immune system was completely wiped out with Chemotheraphy and he must remain in this isolation bubble until his new immune cells and system are rebuilt.
Dr. Mehmet Oz during his followup colonoscopy after finding a precancerous polyp during his first colonoscopy, nine months earlier, at age 50.
Man intubated and sedated under general anesthesia in the midst of final preparation prior to surgery.