Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

Xavier's story: Pediatric eye patient featured in documentary video that showcases expertise at the University of Iowa Children’s Hospital. 

Pediatric eye patient featured in documentary video that showcases expertise at the University of Iowa Children’s Hospital. 

 Genetic testing at the UI Children's Hospital revealed that Xavier Keckler had achromatopsia, a genetic eye condition. Achromatopsia typically refers to the inability to perceive color and to see clearly at high light levels. Only 1 in 33,000 people are diagnosed with the condition. You can watch Xavier’s story on YouTube

 The documentary video highlights research, education, and clinical care missions of the UI Children’s Hospital. It features patients and medical teams from several specialty areas including Ophthalmology. See the full-length version of the video, “Breaking New Ground.”